Monday, September 10, 2012

Burdastyle 05/2011-142

In between fighting with my jacket muslins, I needed a little mental break, and the big boy child needs some pants, so I sewed him a pair.
I know, they look a little like pajamas. He never wears wovens.
The pattern I used was #142 from the 05/2011 issue of Burdastyle magazine. It is designed for woven fabrics with a jersey waistband, but I used an interlock from the stash for the pant and jersey for the waistband. I also replaced the drawstring with elastic.
I chose this pattern for the cute pockets. In front, there are hip pockets that I topstitched in place with my coverstitch machine. I was sort of copying the look of these pants by Mini-Boden. I matched the topstitching thread to the color of the waistband.
The back has patch pockets, which I attached with the coverstitch, and reinforced the corners with bar tacks in a darker shade of grey.
He wore them to school and all afternoon playing and reports that he likes them and they are comfortable. High praise from Logan, so I immediately made another pair. This time I let him choose the fabric, and he surprised me by choosing a woven herringbone suiting in a nice dark grey.
Since these are a bit dressier than the knit pair, I left off all of the topstitching and omitted the back pockets, but i kept the front hip pockets. A boy needs pockets.
Instead of a contrasting jersey waistband, I made this one of self fabric. I did have to ease the pants into the waistband just a little, since the original was drafted for a stretch fabric, but it worked out and Logan is really pleased with his new church pants.
Purple smile courtesy of bribery with popsicle.


  1. I love the bar tacks on the back pockets of the first pair! Both pairs of pants look great.:)

  2. Cute! The bar tacks are very cool, and the boy seems to like them, a major WIN! :-)

  3. What an adorable boy! Love the comfy pants and the bar tacks on the first pair. And then dressy? Go Logan!! g

  4. Please tell Logan that he looks 'Super Cool' in both pairs of those pants! (Love the purple grin)

    Marge R

  5. Wow, Logan's getting big! Both pairs of pants look great on him, and I'm glad he's so pleased with them. Hope he and Myra are both enjoying school this year.