Hugo was next(this year I am sewing for each member of the family on a rota system)
And he needs trousers!
At least another 5 pairs yet-sigh
My heart longs for pretty wee dresses.....
Any hoo,back to Hugo.
I am still quite new to mens sewing and I made my first mistake upon cutting out.
When one sews mens clothes one goes by the chest measurement.
Hugo wears a 32 waist trousers so I cut the 32.
As I was basting in the pleats they were looking very small,so I checked them against Hugo's Sketchbook shorts.
Whoa baby,much too small.
So I checked the chart,bugger,if the chest is 32'' the trousers will be a 26''!
Luckily,the style has two large pleats in the front and by reducing those I could gain some ease and I just cut a new waistband.
And before you offer tea&sympathy,I did the same thing last year-and completely forgot.
I even put a note in the pattern package prompting me to check Hugo's waist-I disregarded it.
The fact that I had been arguing with Jed and 'cutting angry' may have had something to do with it....
The pattern I chose didn't have a fly facing. I like using heavy metal jeans zippers(ouch)so I added my own.
Hugo is hard on his trousers so I added a double knee panel.
I love sewing for my beamish boy but boys basics are bog dull!
Using a beautiful Japanese lawn for the fly guard made things a bit more fun.
Using the same lawn for one side of the pocket bag was both pleasing and useful.
Both sides cord would have made for a grippy pocket.
The finished trouser was large enough that I brought in the back with elastic. This is a good thing as this young man is a-growing!
Room to grow.
A photo for Deb.
Next? A black pair,but fitted,for best.
Polo top is KwikSew 1242 .