Okay, here's what I worked on for yesterday for Kids Clothing Week Challenge.
Once again, I actually already had the pants pieces cut out for these Quick Change Trousers for Will. The pattern is from Anna Maria Horner's book, Handmade Beginnings. I have used it many times before, but it only goes up to 24 mos., so I made the pattern a little bigger and longer (a little too big,, actually). They are navy corduroy with AH Entertaining Elephants back panels and lined in AMH Loulouthi x&o's in apple green.
For Jack I made the Treausre Pockets Pants from the Sewing for Boys book. I used an old pair of jeans that never fit me right and some Alexander Henry Rush Hour fabric.
I guess after sewing the Figgy Patterns Tee for Two, I was thinking these would be along the same lines. Not quite, this was quite a fancy pattern. Eleven pieces of fabric! Faced hems!
Bias-bound elastic pockets!
Luckily Jack loves them. The name doesn't hurt. Saying "hey, I made some Treasure Pocket Pants, do you want to wear them?" is enticing, I guess.
After my success with freezer paper stenciling yesterday, I just had to try it again. This time I tried more intricate designs with more colors. Of course, very literal interpretations of the fabric from the pants. Not much more complicated, just took a little more patience, and a smaller brush.
Two happy boys!
Are you still in the challenge? I'm not sure what to make tonight. I saw these in the flickr pool and I'm wondering if I can figure out my own pattern or if I should buy the book...