Sometimes I wonder where inspiration comes from and sometimes it's abundantly clear. And it just so happens that these pants fall into the latter category because when it came to sewing these little suckers I was no doubt inspired by the amazingly cute boy's clothes created for this round of Project Run and Play.
The pattern is the Basic Pocket Pants pattern from Meg McElwee's Growing Up Sew Liberated. For the fabric I turned to my stashed and pulled out yards and yards of wool suiting sample yardage that I bought years ago. The fabric is really unique as it's composed of different suiting patterns so that a fabric store can chose which ones it wants to order (and did I mention that it was cheap, cheap, cheap when I bought it?).
I've always day-dreamed about making a dress out of this fabric but I'm afraid that on me it would just come off as crazy-looking rather than funky-looking so I bit the bullet and cut into the fabric for these little trousers, choosing to make both the pants, the casing, and the bias binding all from the wool suiting (leaving off the cuffs in the process). In cutting out the pattern I thought that I was diligent in lining up the stripes but apparently I wasn't because the front stripes are around an inch off from one another (damn it!).
Apart from the mismatched stripes though, I love these little pants. They are a simple and classic cut but can be dressed up or down depending on what contrast fabric (or fabrics) you chose to use). Plus, as much as I love making dresses for O, pants are really far more practical considering it's pretty chilly around here 9 months out of the year. So watch out world - you may be seeing many more versions of these pants in the future.
Pattern: Basic Pocket Pants from Growing Up Sew Liberated
Size: Cut out a size 2T with a 3T length because I omitted the cuffs
Fabric: Wool suiting sample yardage