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Recycled Cargo pants

Cargo pants Cargo pants

Cargo pants: recycled from adult pants

Cargo pants

Sidra seems to be in constant needs of new pants. Several pants got short in what feels like overnight, the others got ripped and torn. Apparently it is rough out there playing with the boys.

I told Sidra that I was going to make him a new pair of pants and asked if he had any special request. He immediately said that he wanted his pants in camouflage print. I’m not too crazy about camo print, but I guess eveybody has their own preference.

Not wanting to shell some cash on a fresh batch of camo print fabric, I went to the nearest thrift store and bought an adult-size pants in the said print. The base pattern is from a Japanese pattern book, シンプル&ちょこっとデザイン おんなの子服おとこの子服 that I’ve used several times before. The cargo pockets and flaps are saved from the original pants.

There they are! You can see that Sidra is very happy with his new pants. Now he’s nagging me for more camo print outfit.

Cargo pants Cargo pants

Cargo pants Cargo pants

Pattern is #14 from シンプル&ちょこっとデザイン おんなの子服おとこの子服 with alteration.

Babylock BL-75


In another news, there is a newcomer in my sewing room! I’m so excited!

11 Responses to Recycled Cargo pants

  1. Jess says:

    They look great and yes you can see he loves them! I just had to comment to say I love how you let Sidra choose his fabrics even when they’re not your taste, my mum used to do the same for me and it made me so happy. I will do the same when I have kids of my own!

  2. desta says:

    what is the babylock use for?

  3. Feral Turtle says:

    You are one talented lady!! Good Job.

  4. Robin says:

    such nice work! You really have a knack for pairing fabric with pattern and sewing well.
    Congratulations on your new serger. That is the same one I have and I LOVE IT so much :)

  5. Margie says:

    Well done. Now if you could only make a second pair for my son :)

  6. Katie says:

    Sidra is looking all grown-up! I’m sure you hate hearing that ;). Kids grow and change so fast. The pants turned out great, looks like he loves them!

  7. Shantel says:

    Very cute, I’m always surprised what kids like but hey they are only kids once! You are going to love your serger!

  8. so sew says:

    Wow, they look very cool on him – he looks mighty pleased :)

  9. yuanita says:

    Wow…it’s a great idea when you change an adult size pants to be Sidra size pants.
    i can’t imagine how difficult the process, but you can do it, that’s really great
    and for the BabyLock, welcome to verypurpleperson’s world… ^^

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