I’ve never had good luck with making pants. So when I find a store brand that fits one of us, I stick to it religiously. And I stopped trying to make them. But then my kids did a funny thing…they started growing. Dang. Where did that come from? So, I was forced to revisit the pants issue since my kids were sporting “floods” in the winter.
I had good luck with leggings for my daughter…but could I replicate that luck with pants?
Peekaboo Patterns had a sale on the Castaway Cargos and I jumped on it. I immediately fell in love with how manly they looked. Cargo pockets? Yes, please. No zipper or buttons? Heck yes!! You had me at elastic waistband.
So I took my son’s measurements and printed out the pattern. I was starting to worry when all the pages starting spewing out of my printer and onto the floor. Would I have enough paper? And geez, the kids pushed the tray back in without my knowledge.
With my pattern pieces all printed and taped together I set about crafting these pants. My son is 7 but I picked size 8 knowing I would have to hem them a little more. They were perfect.
I followed along to the directions on my computer while I cut and sewed.
Ohmygosh, these are soooo easy. But they look really professional when he wears them. And it doesn’t scream “homemade”.
They turned out awesome. Seriously perfect for boys. And super quick since it’s only a few pieces. I can’t wait to make these in khaki, corduroy, and denim with some serious detailing. 🙂
I love the castaway cargos! If you sew for boys, you need this pattern.
I also used this to make jammie pants for my kiddos (to test the sizes and length). They turned out awesome. (Little miss won’t hold still for a picture in these, she’s running around enjoying them too much) .