kcwc fall 2011: day five

October 14th, 2011

orange pants with blue piping

These are a little over the top to be sure. But so are four year old boys. The patterns is from Happy Homemade vol. 5 modified it a bit, okay a lot. I stole the pocket pattern from a different project in the book and I threw piping in all over the place. The back pockets are my favorite.

back pockets with piping

I also totally wussed out on the zipper fly and just make a fake fly, that got all janky anyway. Being afraid of putting in a zipper is ridiculous, I mean a zipper isn’t going to kill me or anything. Whatever, here they are: crazy ass orange tight pants with bright blue piping.

He rocked them.

orange pants

And here are today’s highlights from the flickr group (they are all a little muted today, maybe the rain is affecting me):

kcwc collage day 5

  1. polaris
  2. red riding hood dress
  3. library jacket
  4. snappy milo cables

only two more days to go!

17 Responses to kcwc fall 2011: day five

  1. Lynne says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. I love those pants! They are freaking fabulous!! Love the colour and the piping! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. rachael says:

    those pants could not possibly be any more fantastic! awesome :)

  3. erin says:

    oh! these pants really remind me of the style of team zissou…good work!

  4. Wendy says:

    I still fight the fear of the zipper!

  5. Cheryl says:

    I love these pants! Very summerysunnydaypetermax4thofjuly! One of my favorite combos. :)

  6. Angela says:

    Zippers on tiny little boy jeans are the worst! I’ve fought a few in the last year before deciding to revert to a faux front since my 4 year old still can’t handle the button and zipper anyway. I think you made a good call.

  7. christina says:

    Hurray for orange! That’s my project color too. No worries, the under 10 set can rock it…

  8. Karin says:

    You NEED to start designing boys’ pants. Yours are the best bar none. So stealing your idea!!!

  9. Carla says:

    I am freakin obsessed with these pants. Love. Want. Need.

  10. Holly Keller says:

    those pants are so freakin cool. Could I make them for 7 year old too?

  11. Jane says:

    Like others who commented here my reactions to those pants included loads of use of the word ‘freakin’! In the best possible way! LOVE!

  12. Kelly says:

    My four year has just said they’re ‘awesome!’ so I guess my next outing will be to search for orange fabric. I use Simplicity 9651 (from the 70s!) but have adapted to omit the fly, add some pockets and have a flat panel across the front. I’m hoping to just keep adding length to the pattern for a few years as Mr4 is quite slim. I do need to learn to do pockets properly though – I’m doing to the lazy way of stitching them to the front.

  13. April says:

    I LOVE those orange pants. Perfect with the blue kicks.
    (The pants remind me of a phase that my little brother went through when we were kids- he would only wear orange pants. Bright orange- and my mom made them all! For a couple years!)

  14. Max says:

    LOVE those pants! Oh my goodness, the piping really makes them!

  15. Fiona says:

    These orange pants could possibly be my favouritest item of clothing I have seen you make!!! And that’s saying something as you make some kick-ass stuff :)