Let’s kick off this round of Celebrate the BOY with a little bit of color, shall we?
I’m just mad about saffron….saffron’s a-mad about me. (I know I can’t be the only one who gets “Mellow Yellow” stuck in their head whenever they hear the word “saffron,” right?!).
THEY CALL ME MELLOW YELLOW (quite rightly).
These pants make me so happy. You might already know how much I love green pants. But I think I might love yellow pants just as much! And these look amazing with the rain boots he got for Christmas from Auntie Elli and Uncle Joe.
These pants were upcycled from an old pair of JCrew capris that were actually — and I say this so rarely I need to make sure I relish it — too BIG on me. I loved the color, and the fabric was still in great shape, so I thought they would make a perfect pair of pants for Elliot. One plus of upcycling pants? They come pre-hemmed, so it’s a super-quick sew. The side seams are also from the original pant, so they were quite literally made from one pattern piece (plus the pockets, of course). Can you say QUICK and EASY? My favorite way to make pants. And though a full-elastic waistband might not look as profesh as a flat front or zip fly, it’s definitely faster.
The pintucks add something really cool and are also really quick; basically you just press a crease into the front and back of the pant where you want your pintucks to be (1), then pin each crease together so it won’t twist while you sew (2) and sew along the fold 1/8″ away from the edge (3). EASY!
The box-pleat pockets are also super-easy (just a rectangle with two pintucks in the middle), and I recycled the old waistband of the pant for the pocket flaps. The little green ribbon from Wunderpop adds a nice little bit of contrast color. The pant pattern itself is one I’ve been working on for a while now (after getting sick of always hacking other pant patterns to get what I want); I think it’s almost where I want it, so you’ll be seeing more of it soon!
Thank goodness Elliot loves bright colors, too. Let’s see what Mr Goofball thinks:
What do you think? Could YOUR boy pull off bright yellow pants?
This post is part of Celebrate the BOY, a series of boy sewing posts hosted by me and Dana of MADE. Check out my Celebrate the BOY archives for more boy sewing posts; I’ll update that page as we go along so you can stay in the loop!