Big Pocket Trousers #2

Friday, August 26, 2011

Following on from my last post, and in an effort to remain ethical to children's wear, I have made a second pair of big pocket kid pants (trousers) for the little man, using the same free downloadable pattern from as I used last time.

The two pieces of fabric used for these trousers cost less than a dollar from my local op shop. (I selected a bunch of craft supplies and a toy, to which the lady behind the counter says "oh, lets make it $4 shall we?" my local oppy!)

Now the white fabric, is actually calico. Calico is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton *wikipedia But I had to double up the material for the front of his trousers, as it is quite thin. The grey fabric is stretch jersey, and really comfortable.

I initially thought I'd replicate a pair of linen trousers using calico, but thought twice considering the amount of time they'd probably remain white on a 3yr old boy? So jersey fabric back, and pockets, with double thickness calico front.

In action..

Uh-oh! those knee's won't stay white for long will they?..

What I am considering next, once his trouser knee's are stained beyond cleaning, is dyeing the front calico fabric with tea!

Cheri of IAmMommaHereMeRoar made a rock-star version using the same pattern, check them out here

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Patti said...

Clever, and so cute!

my thrifty closet said...

so cute! He's having so much fun in the pants! Love it!


Rachel said...

How creative! That's great

Unknown said...

I love the two toned. Fun for a little guy. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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