I spent hours and hours on Monday trawling the local fabric stores in search of something suitable for boys trousers. In vain. The closest I came was some lovely light denim but at $33 per metre, that particular roll stayed on the shelf. I resolved to go and home and re-search through my stash, knowing full well that curtain fabrics and flowery quilting cottons just weren’t going to cut it with Henry. A last ditch effort saw me pulling in at the op shop nearest home but they didn’t have any fabric either.
What they did have, however, was a rack of men’s trousers at half off. Lovely sturdy corduroy trousers, warm winter woollen trousers and light denim jeans. Is it possible to make a pair of 8 year old trousers out of a big pair of trousers? You bet it is.
Don’t tell Henry but this is the pattern I use for his trousers. A size 6 stills fits him perfectly.
It’s a simple pattern, front, back and elastic waist, and using the overlocker means I can churn out 4 pairs in a couple of hours. Including the little monsters sewn into the waistband to help him tell back from front. He gives me sloppy kisses when I sew him something. I should do it more often.