Paul is taking the kids to see a play today, Jack was looking for something nice to wear with his pants. Please note, we have a loose definition of nice around here. When you’re four, nice = not sweatpants. His nice pants were in the laundry pile and the washer was already running a load of towels. Since they were planning to leave in two hours, there was not enough time to get his pants through the washer and dryer.
Luckily, I had enough corduroy on hand to make a pair of pants. These are a bit of a repeat of the pair I made before, Kwik Sew 2918 in a 4T. I added an extra 1.5″ to the length and took an inch off the top. I sewed the corduroy completely and then sewed each leg in flannel. I put each flannel leg inside the corduroy, right sides together and then pulled them through and sewed the flannel leg pieces together at the crotch. I folded over the waist about 1.25″ and zigzagged it down with the elastic loop inside.
One pair of pants, ready to go!
Jack needed black pants for his holiday program. (He still needs a white shirt and red tie, but that’s another story.) These are no fuss elastic waist pants in a fine wale cord with a flannel lining.
These are Kwik Sew 2918, size 4T. They have a 1 3/8″ allowance for the elastic casing, so I took 1″ off the top of the flannel lining to reduce the bulk there. The colors in the photo are a bit off and I keep crashing GIMP when I try to adjust them. The corduroy is black, and the kitchen island they are laying on is also much darker than it appears.
Now, I have to admit to doing the dumbest thing. I sewed the corduroy into a pair, then sewed the flannel as a pair. I then put them inside each other and proceeded to connect them at the leg hems. Trying turning that back right side out. It doesn’t work. I picked apart one leg hem, then realized that what I really needed to do was take apart the crotch seams on the flannel. That wouldn’t have been too bad had I not sewed those first and then sewed the inseam as one length. Seam ripper, seam ripper…
Note to self – line pants as follows:
Sew outside pants.
Sew each leg of inner layer separately.
Attach inner and outer at leg hem.
Sew crotch of inner layer.
Here are the rest of the shirts I made Jack in the shirt frenzy… These are all from Kwik Sew 2918, size 4T.
Lizards, Turtles and Snakes and Cowboys
Dogs and Dinos
I love a quick t-shirt pattern. This toddler shirt pattern has never failed me. I cut a bunch of these out and have been putting them together in bits. This one is size 4T. It’s a bit big on Jack right now, but the kid is growing like a weed and I’d like it to still cover his belly by the end of the summer.
The pants are from the same pattern, also in a 4T; this is a no frills elastic waist pant without pockets this time. I used a lightweight dark brown corduroy, durable and not too warm for spring. The shirt is a nice cotton baby rib knit with a nice weight to it. The white background is a somewhat dangerous choice, but we’re living on the edge over here.