This little man is wearing this hoodie I made for him recently (read about that here), but now with a new pair of pants!
He really loved the pants that I made for him here and had been nagging me to make him another pair, but with specifically requested “apple” buttons that he spied in my button stash. And I was more than happy to oblige.
The fabric is a mid-brown corduroy that I have in my stash. The best thing about sewing kids clothing is that it doesn’t take up much fabric, so I always seem to have enough to make things out of what I have stashed away.
This brown cord just happened to coordinate nicely with the hoodie that I had just made for him.
These buttons were part of a large packet that I bought a few years ago. I actually originally bought it because I wanted apple buttons. I was making an outfit for Mathilda, who was about 2 at the time (she’s nearly 6 now, so I guess it was actually about 4 years ago). The outfit was made using a series of printed baby-cord that had checks, and apples, in a brown/red/green colour way, it consisted of a pair of pants and pinafore tunic. I needed buttons for the tunic, and I wanted them to be red apples. I couldn’t find them individually, so I bought a large pack of novelty buttons. There are heaps of apple buttons in there. But only one of them was red.
And I needed two.
Sigh! So I ended up using hearts instead. However, I still have this lot of novelty buttons, which I use from time to time. Jonathan has been eyeing these off, in particular the apples. So I used a string of different coloured ones along the pockets, and here is the single red one on the back pocket:
And on the other back pocket, I chose this green one, not because its green, but because it is subtly different. It is light green with a dark green leaf. None of the other light green apple buttons (and there are many) have a different coloured leaf. So, as the odd one out it went onto these pants:
I stitched these pocket flaps down, as there aren’t any actual pockets, just the flaps, I didn’t make button holes either. They are lined, along with the pockets and waistband with a multi-stripe cotton, that is just that. No upside crocodiles here! (hee-hee)
And this little guy just loves these pants.
Its as though his life his temporarily complete for having them.
I just love that something so simple can make that happen for him.
And, of course, I just love him.
Thanks for reading.