Thursday, October 24, 2013

KCW Week 4

Whew!  Anyone else feeling like it has been a busy week full of sewing?  It is all worth it, though,when I think about dressing my kids in cute clothes that are one-of-a-kind AND affordable!

This is a simple pair of pants I made for my son Walter.   I was careful when cutting the pattern to match the plaids across the front and side seams.  Also, I cut the pant legs so that the main, bold plaid design ran down the middle of each leg, keeping everything in balance.

I found this great yellow sweatshirt at Old Navy, and I knew that it would pair well with pants that have a bold pattern.  The pants are made from gray flannel-type fabric (purchased at JoAnns's), usually used for fall coats or a suit I think.  My son loves them because they feel warm and soft :)

I didn't make these flat-front, so it is really hard to tell which side is the back.  I started adding a loop of twill tape or ribbon to the back waistband to make it easier for my boys to get dressed on their own.

I have a few different ways that I reinforce the knees on my boys' pants.  I didn't want the hassle of doing a patch knee for these because I didn't feel like working to match the plaids up perfectly.  So what I did instead is fused medium-to-heavy weight interfacing on the inside of the knee area.  Then, I took my water-soluble marker and drew lines about every 3/4" and stitched across with a straight stitch.

You can see that my interfacing is a little wonky, but I was careful to line up my stitching lines with the plaid print in the pants so that the stitching doesn't stand out too much.

Thanks for stopping by!  And my marathon week of sewing is not done yet--I have another shirt and pants at my machine, ready to be sewn!  Stop by again soon to see more of what I've been working on!


  1. KCW "Week" 4. Does it feel that long already :0)

    Great attention to detail on a cute pair of pants!

  2. Haha! Thanks for pointing that out! You're right--it's been a loooong four days! But this has been a good "kick in the pants" for me to finally get working on the fall projects I've been planning for the kids :)