kcw: outfit #2

October 25th, 2013

hoodie and crazy pants on elsie marley

Mr. Muscles up there is pretty psyched about his new outfit, and honestly so am I. One super soft hoodie and one pair of crazy town pants and kcw outfit #2 is done and dusted.

crazy pants on elsie marley

First let’s talk about the pants:

PATTERN: Jacob pants pattern by Zonen 09. Obviously I love me some crazy town super flares. This pattern is just fun to make. I made a faux fly again (like yesterday) with piped patch pockets. I omitted the back pockets, because I was starting to go blind staring at this fabric.

piped pockets on crazy pants by elsie marley

FABRIC: the fabric is home dec-y stuff from JoAnn’s. I think it’s made by HGTV.  It had some sort of coating on it, because it was meant for outdoor use, but that seemed to have come out in the wash. Unfortunately, it faded a ton in the washer too. But I think I can safely say this print still pops.

piped pockets on crazy pants by elsie marley

SEWING: The sewing went super smoothly. Patterns are just twice as fast the second time around.

hoodie by elsie marley

now for the hoodie:

PATTERN: flashback skinny tee by Rae. I made one size up (a 7 for my 6 year old) and it’s perfect. I added a hood, using Rae’s tutorial. I finished the edging around the hood and neckline in a different way and it’s eh. Okay, but just eh. Do it the way Rae wants you too. It’s a little fiddly, but looks better. I left the end of the sleeves raw, then rolled them up and tacked them with a few stitches. It’s a little half assed, but I like how it looks. I’ve noticed a few of the shirts I’ve bought lately do this. Hey they’re lazy like me!

hoodie and crazy pants on elsiemarley

FABRIC: oh this fabric is a dream. It’s a thin, but still cozy, sweatshirt material. It’s a beautiful dark teal color and a little loopy on the wrong side, heathered on the right. Ack! I love it. I think I got it from lowpricefabric.com, but I can’t find anything similar there now. I wish I could because I’d like to make myself something out of it.

hoodie on elsie marley

SEWING: the sewing went well. Attaching the hood was easier than I thought, but finishing it was a lot harder. I’m not happy with how the placket turned out. Next time I think I’ll make a bias tape tube (circle?) the length of the opening and sew continuously around the placket + the hood. Would that work? I’m not great with plackets. But! But! I did sew those buttons that are on the placket with my sewing machine. WooHoo!

Outfit #2 is done, I might just be able to eek out #3.

16 Responses to kcw: outfit #2

  1. What a great outfit. I can imagine he’s proud of it. And it looks so comfortable too!

    My eldest picked out an… interesting.. fabric for a shirt for him. We get into that phase :-D I should dust of my sewing skills though, it has been way too long since I sat behind the machine.

    • meg says:

      do it! It feels good to sit behind the machine. I always forget until I make myself go into to my studio–hence kcw :)

  2. Marieke says:

    I love the fabric you used for the pants!

  3. kristin says:

    those pants are awesome and from what you’ve posted about your older son they somehow seem to fit his personality, too. fantastic. i HATE sewing plackets like that on knits. so hard to make them look clean. totally with ya there.

  4. Carla says:

    I love love love this outfit! I want a sweatshirt like that, and maybe some crazy pants too! why not!

  5. Katie says:

    There is only one word to aptly describe that outfit: GROOVY!

  6. Shannon says:

    love that fabric and the piping! Thanks for the tip on the plackets. I am so so with knits to begin with. Good to know.

  7. Fiona says:

    Awesome outfit! I love it! I bet my 6 year old would too!

  8. melissa q. says:

    You are stacking up a great pile of crazy pants!! I love it. My boys would never go for it, so I’m excited there are boys out there down time crazy pants look. Beautiful lines on those pants. The hooded top is great and the placket looks awfully impressive from here!

  9. Kari says:

    Hey that turned out great! I can’t believe that you did all that and blogged about it from the time you had emailed me earlier in the morning–totally impressed!!!

  10. Cate says:

    I love this outfit! Awesome!

  11. louise says:

    Love those pants! They look fantastic! love the fabric!

  12. mrsrobinson says:

    Love the crazy trousers! And the hoody looks so cosy…

  13. Barbarah says:

    I really like the Jacob pants. I’ve had the pattern lying around for ages, but I haven’t gotten around to it. Just need to find such a cool fabric like yours. Love the combo!