These would have to be some of the least ‘Coastal’ or ‘Cargo’ looking Coastal Cargos I’ve seen. I wanted to play with the pattern and Roman needed some pants for Church, so they’re more Tuxedo style. I really like the pattern, it gives you so many options, so there will be a lot more of these coming. I’ve already bought 5 pieces of fabric for other pairs!
These pants were nice and challenging with quite a few techniques I haven’t tried before. The welt pocket and zip fly were first times for me. The fly nearly drove me insane! I had to pull out a pair of hubby’s jeans and examine them for it to make sense to me. I’m glad I did it though, as one of my aims this year is to try and challenge myself with my sewing. I did let out a ‘squeeee’ of delight when zipping them up on Roman this morning…tiny man trousers!
The pants also give you a lot of opportunities to use some hidden and fun fabric. I used my final scrap of this rainbow stripe fabric that Roman loves. I used it in a pair of slippers for him in a previous KCW and he loves his ‘rainbow slippers’. I’m hoping he’ll be happy to put the pants on for the same reason.
Again, a bribe of a fruit bar resulted in some usable action shots of the pants. Hubby took about 15 photos and then Roman decided to stick his finger in some bird poo and wipe it off on the pants…photo shoot over!
I realise I’m a bit late to the Neon trend, but I’ve had this paint for ages and finally got around to using it. It looks yellow in the pot, but very green on the fabric. I think the grey is coming through a bit. Again, I’ve used the Flashback Skinny Tee for the pattern. I’ve lost count of how many of them I’ve made. The shape just fits Roman perfectly, so I don’t think I’ll be trying another top pattern any time soon. I’m not sure if that’s smart or boring?! I cut up a Champagne cork for my stamp and brushed the paint onto it with a paintbrush.
And finally, I’ve been making up a few pairs of Fancy Pants Leggings. A few weeks ago I tested the pattern for Laura from Craftstorming and made Roman up a few pairs of pyjamas with Flashback Skinny Tees for tops. I didn’t want the new baby missing out, so this week I also made up some in baby size! These are the 3 – 6 months size and I added the feet for warmth as it will be cold here by the time they fit. I love the bum panel in these pants…it gives you so many options for having fun and when Roman digs under the couch for lost cars, the bum panel looks super cute sticking up in the air!
All in all, I’m really happy with everything I completed this week. I challenged myself with the Coastal Cargos and the making of the Peter Rabbit Jacket and also got a couple of wardrobe staples done for the boys. Some days I got a lot done and others none. How did you fair this week?