Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ottobre 03/2004-20 sweatpants

My jeans are just a few stitches away from done (just belt loops and hems), but there was a sewing emergency when Logan blew the knees out of the third pair of pants this week. I asked him if he wanted to go get new pants at Target (He had nothing else to wear to school today.), but he said no. He needs me to make them. Awwww.
Of course, I couldn't refuse his plea, so I burnt a little midnight oil last night making up Ottobre 03/2004, model 20.
This is a very basic pattern, but that really is what Logan prefers, so that works out for me. I used a nice soft fleece backed sweatshirting for the pant. The pattern calls for poplin for the pocket lining and facing, so I used a fun quilting cotton with a Thomas the Train print.
Logan likes his Thomas pockets.
The pocket design is actually pretty fun, as there is a small cutout in front that allows the printed lining to peek out intentionally. I managed to position it so that Thomas is visible on both sides.
In back, the pattern has two pocket options, either a patch pocket or a zippered welt. Since I was strapped for time, I just slapped on the patch pocket, but Logan really liked the welt pocket when I showed him the picture in the magazine, so I'll make him another pair with that detail.
Pants are tricky for Logan, as he has some sensory issues, so trying out a new pattern is always risky, but he really likes these, so happily we've found a winner that I can use for a while. This style is drafted all the way up to size 170! Yay!

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  1. They are quite nice, especially with Thoma on the pockets. So glad he likes them!

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    1. Thanks! So relieved he likes them!!

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  2. Awww. How awesome is it that he prefers to have Mommy make his clothes? My younger son would be so jealous of the Thomas pockets.

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    1. He does like those pockets! My favorite part of mommy-mades. They get to be personalized. ;)

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  3. Awww, why go to Target when Mom can make the perfect thing?

    Grrrr about knees. I just machine darned two pairs of Sara's jeans. I can understand toddlers ripping out their knees, but 9 year old girls?

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  4. That is so lovely that he wanted you to make his pants rather than get some from Target, deep down I know our kids appreciate the things we do for them (or they will one day) but they don't always show it

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    1. It does make me happy that he wants mommy-made still. He's 6 now,so I probably don't have long before rampant commercialism sets in...

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  5. I'm sure you'll keep him coming for mom-made clothes for a long time! The Thomas lining is too cute, and it's great you found a pattern that will work for some time.

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  6. I love seeing Thomas peeking out of the pocket! Great pair of pants and much better than a pair from Target.;)

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  7. I agree with Cindy- Way better than Target! And how cool he wants you to make him stuff! ~Laurie

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    1. So glad he still does! Going to milk it as long as I can! :)

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  8. It's great that you've found a new pattern that will last for a while for Logan's pants - and I'll bet the other kids are jealous of his Thomas pockets!

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