Oh man! I can't believe I forgot to blog these!
It's because I didn't invent them, but I did love this tutorial from Melly Sews. It combined a faux-fly pocket front with my favorite boys pants pattern from Dana Made It.
|You guys KNOW how I love a pocket.|
It's me, so these were of course made out of a pair of women's pants, meaning the hem was already done for me.
The pockets and faux fly definitely make this a longer project than the basic pants, but I love the way they turned out and they look so much more "grown-up" than a plain elastic waist. But still no snaps and zippers to deal with!
Here's how they look on the boy:
Dana's pattern is supposedly a 3T, but I only added a tiny bit of length to these (less than an inch), and they fit my extra-tall four-and-a-half year old perfectly. I didn't add any width to the flat-front waist, but I did add a little length to the rise because I've made these before and they show a little bit too much crack for my taste. For reference, he usually wears a size 4T, and some 5T if I can tighten up the waist.
|No plumbers around here!|
But today, of course, he's got them on backwards, and he has no interest in turning them around. So I guess you could say they are reversible. That's what reminded me that I hadn't done a blog post on these pants yet.