boys clothes inspiration
February 11th, 2013
My youngest has recently decided he wants nothing to do with button pants--anything other than elastic and it's a fight to get him dressed in the morning. I, on the other hand, want nothing to do with the track pants most boys live in (or "fast pants" as my friend's sons calls them). Fast pants can be stylish, but are usually not; and they are always made of that slimy, synthetic fabric that gets pill-y and gross when you wash it. Picky mother => picky son.
I haven't been sewing much lately, but this pants situation has to be remedied somehow. So I've been looking for pants I can sew for my sons that are comfortable and stylish. There are surprisingly few clothes out there for boys that fit the bill. I discovered the Japanese brand, mol and they seem to get it right. The pants pictured above are my absolute favorite: a little stripe action, a random patch, some fuzzy pockets, and boom! your pants are awesome.
They also have pants with pockets that look like bear paws, which any kid is going to love. Often times children's clothes are just a mini version of boring grown up clothes. But kids are hilarious! and they like to wear hilarious clothes, like snake socks and swan dresses and hoods with teeth and hats with whiskers.
I like the idea of a capri length, comfy, elastic waisted pants with cozy leg warmers attached at the bottom. Is that too weird? There is a pattern in Carefree Clothes for Girls which is exactly what I'm talking about: sweatpants with knitted leg warmers sewn to the bottom. The photo above is a lovely version by Sew Nancy from a few years back. I have been meaning to make this pattern for years--how is my to sew list possibly that long? I even have one leg warmer crocheted.
Help me out here people! Are my children going to look like crazy people or the most stylish kids on the block?