The fabric is black medium weight linen/cotton with white and silver skull and cross pattern and I’m not too crazy about it. The idea of silver and gold as fabric is too flashy for my taste. We were browsing around in Yuzawaya, a fabric store, when Sidra saw it and announced on the spot: “I want to wear this fabric.” I’ve tried to change his mind, what about a bag, an apron? “No, I don’t want it as a bag. No, not an apron. I want a pair of pants with this fabric. Yes, I am sure.” Uhhh, okay.
I was planning to make sailor pants with muted grey linen for him, but instead I had a meter of this flashy fabric on my hand. Well, I guess there’s no harm in making a kid happy. Next month is Jeans Sew-Along at Male Pattern Boldness, and I’m planning to make a pair of jeans for my husband, so I used Sidra’s pants to practice sewing jeans.
The pattern is self-drafted, a basic jeans pattern with skinny legs. In place of rivets, I used small zigzag stitches. My sewing machine didn’t seem strong enough to handle such bulkiness, I have to work it slowly to make the small zigzag stitches.
For the pockets lining and inside of waistband, I use other fabric, also in skull and cross pattern in red and gold. Actually I like this fabric better, but white pants are not a good idea for a boy’s wardrobe.
The back waistband has elastic with a row of buttonholes on it to make it adjustable. The button you see on the inside waistband is for adjusting the length of the elastic.
A closer look on the back. I cut a small square of thin leather to use as a tag.
The finished result is actually not that bad. Still not my taste, or as my husband said, the pants are too ‘flamboyant’. But Sidra loves it! I bet he will love these pants more than the grey linen pants I was planning to make. In fact these pants kinda suit his personality, he has such an extrovert personality while my husband and I are more on the (very?) introvert side. Anyway, I think the matter of taste is not important here, everyone has different taste after all. If flashy pants make him happy, then I’m happy too (^_^)v
Pattern is self-drafted.