Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Kids Clothes Week Day 3: Little Heartbreaker Pants

It's day three of Kids Clothes Week

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Kids Clothes Week Spring 2013

For day three, I made some new trousers for my son. He's about to outgrow ALL of his, so it's time for some new ones! I was as cheap as I was for my little girl's dress (KCW Day 2), so when it came to fabric, I hunted through the local charity shops and found a very large pair of women's trousers (£4) that I cut up and turned into this cute pair of boys' trousers. That was much better than £8 per metre at the fabric shop!

Little Heartbreaker Pants

I made the Little Heartbreaker Pants from Sewing for Boys. They are adorable...and too big as you can see from the pictures. This was on purpose so the my little guy can wear them for a long time. They'll be baggy now, but will hopefully fit at least until the fall. That's my plan. I even left length inside so that I can bring the cuff down if he gets taller.

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2013

This was my first time using button hole elastic, even though it's something I always look for when buying my little guy trousers. I like it and it's another great way to make the trousers fit longer. The facing is from an old button down that King Damascus had in our give away pile. I snatched it out to make a shirt for my son (which I hope to have done by the end of the week!).

Little Heartbreaker Pants

The brown pockets are from scraps. I love the overall color combination and think the outfit is going to be adorable with a matching striped shirt!

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2013

Today, we settled with orange plaid that matched well enough, wasn't too wrinkled, and was fresh from the closet so hadn't had time to get dirty yet. Bribed him with a lollipop to do the photo shoot and he was such a perfect model! He did everything I asked him, happily. A rare moment in time.

Kids Clothes Week Spring 2013

He doesn't love these trousers nearly as much as his Batman shirt, wont' be begging me to wear them, but I know he'll get enough use out of them that it was worth the time I spent. He's even forgotten he didn't want to put them on for the photo shoot and is still wearing them...that's a good sign.

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Or you can take a look at all the great kids clothes that people are making by taking a look at the Kids Clothes Week flickr group!

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  1. How did I miss this post.....SO So So SO Fantastic are these pants. WISH I had that pattern......
    Oh well.....will have to make some with elastic waist band instead!
    Canaan, you are a fantastic model!

  2. my little boy would love these!

  3. I love that you have the elastic with a buttonhole. Every pair of little boy pants should have that! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party from the 1st of the month to the 10th and would love you to check it out. See you soon!

  4. Featuring several of your projects in a sewing round up today! Thanks so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @


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