Friday, 29 March 2013

Number 9 Trousers

Happy Easter!  I hope that you all are enjoying your long weekend with those that you love!  Here's a little peek at our egg-painting session from this afternoon!

We've had a busy few weeks here at the household, mainly because we've tried to do a few things at the same time as having two sick kids.  Yuck.  Thankfully they're both over the nastiness and are happy as can be!  :)

I did manage to get some sewing in before they were sick...some sweet little pants for Elliott from the pattern by Shwin&Shwin.  Here are the Number 9 Trousers:

I love the look of these pants - the material used is Essex Yarn Dyed Denim which was shipped over from Sew Mama, Sew.  LOVE this material: it's light and perfect for Spring (which, hint,hint, should be on its way soon)!  

The back welt pockets took up the bulk of the project time but they add so much to the pant, they are a necessity!  Elliott LOVED the fact that i added special Superman fabric to the pockets (Thanks Shwin&Shwin for the idea)!  And seriously, he looks uber cute in these pants.  I cut him a size 5 based on his waist size but added 1.5 inches to the length...which wasn't enough!  The hem was completed with only 1/4 inch turn under because they would have been too short any other way!  

Loved the pattern, loved the outcome.  I think I'll add a button to the front to give it some more detail, and next time I'll add some interest to the side front pockets as well.



  1. Seriously cute! Make me a pair too please .... ;D

    1. Thanks Kathleen! Just send me your measurements and I'll get on it! :)

  2. Great surprise pockets! I love these!


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