Over at Made and Made by Rae, there was a fabulous month-long event called Celebrate the Boy. Oh, how lovely! (Can I call a boy month lovely? Too late.) Being the boy-dominated household that we are, I love when the boy inspiration comes out of the blogging woodwork.
I didn’t really feel the push to sew like crazy for my boys, since I am boy-sewing all year long. But I did crank out a few Boy Month inspired things. My favorite was a pair of flat-front pants, based on Dana’s tutorial.
The pants are made out of a light, super soft corduroy (found at Hancock Fabrics). I just love stripes on my boys! And yes, I know it is a shock that I did NOT upcycle to make these pants!
I used a pair of well-fitting pants as a model for my pattern. I just added a little bit to the waist and the booty, since E is a cloth diaper baby.
I’ve made a lot of pants for my boys, but trying the flat-fronts made me nervous. But it was much easier than I had expected! Next time I want to try the fake fly in front. And I might even brave this button-fly tutorial from Trula Kids.
I see many more flat-front pants in my boys’ future!
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