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From: blackie
Date: 04-10-2007, 11:53 PM (1 of 7)
Dear Flickr: Thank you for making it about twice as fast for me to blog my sewing projects.

My son turned three on Saturday the 7th and I spent the day (besides cooking, cleaning, and kidcare) in a sewing marathon making him these pants. I finished them ten minutes before we were due at the restaurant for his birthday celebration.

front view
Here are the front of the pants. I wish I could figure how to get the cuffs to not look rumply. Stronger interfacing? Who knows? Who cares. They're done, they fit him. Finit .

Here we see the adorable spider-patch made by LoriV at Etsy (who has since disappeared). I originally commissioned this patch for Sophie but my very considerate daughter was willing to let me put it on her brother's pants, as a birthday present. How sweet!

I love making these pockets. They could be used on any pair of pants as they are stand-alone pockets topstitched to the leg. The bias facing (binding) along the pocket opening is easy and fun.

you fucking suck Billy
The back of the pants indicate plenty of room should they eventually be passed along to a boy still in diapers, and if you look closely you can see I only bothered to make three belt carriers. First off, my son doesn't own nor wear a belt. Secondly, I would rather sew an entire prom dress than make and attach belt carriers. Ugh! I really enjoy the look of the flat-front / elastic backwaist. For kids with their slim hips and small bums, it works well.

fly and button
My brother took an "artistic" closeup shot of the fly. Thick-wale corduroy is rumply. What the heck did I expect? I used a white zipper I had lying around as I didn't have a grey one.

Grats to my brother for coming over and taking pictures for me, since I've got no camera.

Grats to my son, who is breathtakingly beautiful, grateful for my sewing, and has been a constant source of joy since he was born three years ago ( (here's a photo tribute ( if you want to peep-tom into our lives). :-)

Nels on his 3rd

As always: my pattern review and Flickr tag set .
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User: blackie
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 594
From: Sancin
Date: 04-11-2007, 01:14 AM (2 of 7)
You really do have beautiful children Kelly and I don't at all blame you for missing Port Townsend! I would go into grief mode! Your pants are wonderful and you seem to have so much energy. Hugs to you!
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
From: grandma C
Date: 04-11-2007, 01:15 AM (3 of 7)
Your son is so handsome. You did a good job on the knickers. Keep up the good work!!:up:

I sewed for my sons tor several years till I went to work fulltime. I missed it. It was fun making pants and flly zippers, dress up sweaters from sweater knit, Jackets and hats and backpacks and overalls. Oh I am so glad to be back sewing for the grandchildren now.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: PaulineG
Date: 04-11-2007, 04:10 AM (4 of 7)
Her on the couch with his head on her knee.... Awww....
How cute. Isn't it nice when they're close like that.

And it appears to have continued til now - especially if she'll give up something like the patch for him.

As usual - great sewing job.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: Brenisback
Date: 04-11-2007, 05:59 AM (5 of 7)
What a good looking little guy you have there...I love those pants blackie...the pockets are the best Grandsons would love them...great job!

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-11-2007, 07:52 AM (6 of 7)
Great job again, Kelly.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: Magot
Date: 04-11-2007, 12:10 PM (7 of 7)
You always have such a good finish to your garments Kelly, makes all the differnce. Bravo - great kegs!
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
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