Let’s continue celebrating the boy and here’s a couple more pants for Sidra! This year I don’t think I will make him more tops because he prefers wearing T-shirts than shirts. Most of them are from Threadless or H&M with interesting prints on the front. Maybe some jackets next autumn but more pants will be quite needed all year long.
The blue fabric is quite interesting. It may look like denim but it is actually quite thin, a bit stiff and has a certain shine. The pattern is Ice Pop from Tamanegi Kobo, which is a banana cut pants, or at least that is how they are called in Japan. What is a banana cut pants? I don’t really know why it is called banana pants, but it has twisted seams down the legs that make the legs bent slightly. Like the shape of banana, I suppose.
The pants has flat front with button and zipper and elasticated back waist. Unfortunately it is for size 140-160, so I did a little homework downgrading it to size 130. My amateur downgrading turned out quite okay I think. The crotch could have been lowered a bit and the front pockets need to be larger but everything else is good. I added colorful trim around the pockets for added interest.
The grey pants is another sarouel from Full of Patterns, a Japanese pattern shop. A very easy pattern (you can do it in 7 minutes, it says!) with ribbed waist and leg cuffs. I added a couple of slanted pockets to each side and topstitching around the center panel. The fabric is grey soft cotton with no stretch, but the pants are still comfortable as they are quite roomy.
When laid out, the shape of the pants is quite interesting. I kinda like the shape although I couldn’t imagine myself wearing it. But it turned out that Sidra loves this kind of pants! He’s not really thrilled with the banana pants. ‘It is good,’ he said, but this sarouel: ‘I want another one!’
Denim banana cut pants pattern is Ice Pop from Tamanegi Kobo, size 140 downgraded to 130.
Sarouel pattern is FOP-K05 from Full of Patterns (PDF pattern – Japanese pattern shop), size 130.