Thursday, October 13, 2011

KCWC Day 3: Cord Pants!

Yesterday was Day 3 of my week-long kids' clothes sewing challenge. It was a long day at work, topped off by a planning commission meeting. As predicted, I got home around 9:40 p.m. and went straight from the front door to the fridge for a cold beer.

But here's the crazy part. After I cracked open my beer, I finished Joe's cord Sketchbook pants. I don't think it was an hour of work, but it was close! And you know what, I don't think I'll be doing that after every planning commission meeting, but it was actually pretty fun, and helped me wind down after my intense day.

Wow, go me!

Of course, this morning, Joe woke up at 6 a.m. So now I am not feeling so gung-ho.

Anyway. Pants! These turned out awesome, if I may say so myself. I practically squealed with delight when I finished them. The cut is so classic, the finish on the inside is nice and clean, and they are cuh-uute. (I figure one of the main purposes of KCWC is bragging rights and, as you can see, I am not holding back.)

Brown cords


While sewing these, I added extra room in all directions, and I was concerned that they would end up way too big. Clearly, I needn't have worried. They fit perfectly. (Translation: He will grow out of them in approximately five minutes.) Seriously, this child is growing like a weed right now. Like bamboo. He may have grown a half inch since I cut these pants out. It's hard to keep up. He's turning from a baby into a little boy right before my eyes, and it's amazing, and yes, a little bittersweet!

By the way, you may remember Joe's t-shirt from here. It is getting more use these days now that the weather is cooling down.

Brown cords


Here you can see the cross-grain waistband and a little bit of the pockets (which are roomy enough for Joe's chubby hands!). I like the way that detail turned out, although it's not that noticeable while Joe is wearing the pants. (For more details on the little changes I made to the Oliver + s pattern, see my last post.)

Silly boy.


My son is a goofball and I love him so.

14 comments:

  1. Whoa. Look at that crazy big-boy hair! So groomed! (Ha I didn't plan to write "groomed" but it just popped out, and then I saw that my word verification is "groommun." Subliminal nonsense words at their finest.)

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  2. Haha! He just woke up like this this morning. I assure it I never groom his hair, and it doesn't usually have a cute 1950s side part.

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  3. they came out great!! making me think of getting one of those oliver-s patterns since they always turn out so good for you :)

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  4. They are really well made patterns. Expensive but I use mine over and over and over. They are not super simple - they have fiddly details - but I like them more because of that.

    I just bought thread for my sailboat top! Hopefully I'll love that as much as the other patterns I've tried!

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  5. checking out your blog for the first time from the flickr group... those pants are great! i have some oliver + s on my list too... we'll see if i make it that far :)

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  6. Love these pants! They are perfect!

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  7. They look great! I think I need to break down and shell out for and Oliver and s pattern already! I feel you on the baby to bug boy thing. When I was editing the KCWC pics I had the cry a little because he looks so mature!

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  8. That shirt rocks too! Love the bike. Anyhow, as always, blown away by all that you sew. Someday I'll learn (but given my lack of attention to detail I'll never make anything that great!)

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  9. So stinkin' cute! Brag away - they look great and your son is clearly thrilled with them as well. :)

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  10. They're perfect! And Joe is such a big boy, but he will always be a mound of curls atop the most gorgeous cheeks in the West.

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  11. So when he's like 36, will it be okay for us to remind him that he is a mound of curls atop the most gorgeous cheeks in the West?

    For those of you thinking about O+s, do it! They're great patterns. And thanks for all the nice words!

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  12. Love those cords, they turned out awesome!

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  13. Love cord, love brown, love that goofball. Love your work! And my verification word is 'tater' :-)

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  14. A-freaking-dorable! Seriously.
    And I bow down to you about the fact that you actually sewed after such a long day. I think I would have been done after the beer (you know, if I wasn't pregnant and all :)

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