I was recently sent this wonderful book called Sweet and Simple Handmade by Melissa Wastney from Tiny Happy. I flicked through and immediately starting planning some new projects.
With a chance find of a large piece of blue corduroy at the market and a growth spurt from Theo. Trousers for my boy (I am English after all) went to the top of my list.
I had planned to make Theo the Cargo Pants from Oliver + S, but seeing as it is the school holidays and I will have company in the sewing room - I chose to go with the Sweet and Simple pattern and I am so glad I did.
The instructions were clear and easy to follow and the construction so simple I could complete the trousers easily in an afternoon even whilst sewing with a child on my lap!
|I chose the mix and match pants.|
|Sewing on the patch pockets with my helpful 'pin remover' on my lap.|
|Laying out the front and back legs|
Theo wanted to keep it fairly simple but when it came to adding the pockets we turned one around to make a long thin pocket. Fun.
Just perfect for playing in the garden on the latest 'train track'.