Birthday pants

Yesterday was my husband’s 41st birthday! We made a little celebration in the morning, blowing candles and eating ice cream cake. Sidra gave my husband a handmade card with his own drawing on it and a little gift.

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Pumila Men's Jeans patternAfter they left for work and school, I sewed a pair of pants for my husband’s present. Once again I use Men’s Jeans pattern from Pumila that I have made three times before. I wanted a more formal look this time so I didn’t use denim. The fabric is grey wool blend and I think it will be perfect for fall/winter. The wrong side of the fabric is smooth and has a bit of purple tone on it.

The pockets are changed back to slanted pockets as in the original pattern and the hem flared a little bit. I lined the pockets and waistband with striped lurik Indonesian fabric. The look is quite simple, no contrast topstitching or details.

I finished the pants in the afternoon and presented them to my husband when he came back from work. I was a bit worried about the fit because my husband never tried them on for fitting, it was supposed to be a surprise!

Fortunately the fit was wonderful! I guess making them four times in a row really did pay off. My husband loves the pants, especially the slightly flared hem. He’s wearing them to work right now.

Happy birthday, sayang! (it’s a nickname for the loved ones in Indonesian language, like ‘honey’ or ‘darling’) ♥♥♥


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Pattern is Men’s jeans from Pumila (paper pattern), altered.

  • janene

    Absolutely perfect fit, I would say. I’m not sure I’m ready for men’s trousers yet but this post is very inspiring.

  • Lizz

    Wow – they look great on on him. I’m in utter shock that you sewed those up in an afternoon – practice makes perfect, no?

    • verypurpleperson

      Yes indeed! I didn’t have to do anything with the pattern anymore (fitting, alteration etc) so the sewing was surprisingly quick :)

  • S.A.

    Fantastic, they look great :)
    Happy birthday!

  • Innana

    Wow, they are so fancy :) You did a really great job..

  • The F Girl

    What a great gift. He looks very handsome in his new trousers. Happy Birthday to your love!

  • Lisa

    Wow-they look difficult to make. You are really talented!

    • verypurpleperson

      The fabric was quite easy to sew, not as thick as denim, so it really wasn’t that difficult :)