my creative space: pants for my little man

I have been out shopping looking for winter clothes for my little man.... I find shopping for boys clothes VERY frustrating! There are some really gorgeous things out there if you want to spend a fortune, but we are on a tight budget! There are some ok things in the "not so" expensive shops, but I find that all the colours are quite dreary and very boring!!! There is way to much navy and black out there! Why can't we have some bright colours.... after all they are only little boys, what wrong with a bit of colour!! Does anyone else find this?

Anyway... I'm off my soap box now! So, today I made some happy green corduroy "nowhere man pants" from Shwin Designs for my little man! I have been looking for a good pants pattern for ages but hadn't come across any that I liked until I saw this one :)

It was all very straight forward, after purchasing the pattern on Etsy, I received the pdf pattern via email and then printed it all out. The instructions were very easy to follow with lots of construction photos. I altered the pattern slightly by making them more a straight leg, rather than slightly flared. I had a little freak out about doing top stitching... YIKES!!! Sometimes I can surprise myself... phew...it turned out excellent! I really enjoyed making these!

nowhere pants - top stitch
:: nowhere pants in the making - top stitch.... yikes!

nowhere pants - front
:: nowhere pants - front
- excuse the mess in the background :)

nowhere pants - front detail
:: nowhere pants - top stitch front detail

nowhere pants - back
:: nowhere pants - back

nowhere pants - back detail
:: nowhere pants - back detail

I am really happy with how they turned out and I can't believe it only took me a day to make - in between doing everything else today too! My lounge room is a total mess with lots of greeen cotton and corduroy bit everywhere... I better go and clean up! I will definately be making more of these cute pants in bright colours :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
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21 comments:

  1. They are cute pants. I totally agree with you. Whilst they are small kids I think they should be in bright, cheerful, happy colours. Ottobre is really good for boys patterns.

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    1. Thanks :) Ottobre really do have some cute things!

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  2. Top marks on the top stitching!

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  3. How funny - such a coincidence Lamina - I made my boy's new pants with a pattern I already had but had decided in future to buy the Shwin pattern you used! Now that I've seen your boy's fantastic pair I'm even more keen. I think it's going to be a winter of sewing boy clothes ;-)

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    1. Yep I have the winter sewing bug now too... YAY!

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  4. Wow, I am impressed. They turned out fantastic! I've made girl clothes before, but I'm a little afraid of the boy clothes. :)

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  5. It looks so difficult to make such a complicated piece of clothing as a pair of pants, but these look perfect! I'm impressed too :)

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  6. I love these little pants and I'm totally with you - I love brighter colours on my boys. This green is super funky. I'm definitely going to buy this pattern. Thanks for sharing x

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  7. Great job on the pants, they look so cute! The green is definitely more interesting than navy!
    We nominated your blog for a Liebster award, we'd love for you to come by and check out the post!
    x Lauren and Sarah

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    1. Gosh...thank you guys... you are so sweet xxxx

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  8. Those are AWESOME!!! I wish you could come to my house and make me a pair! :)

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  9. I second everybody else. Wow, how amazing. You should sell these!!! I would buy them for my boys!
    Ronnie xo

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  10. Great looking pair of pants and thanks for the link to the shop too.

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  11. These are seriously adorable. I'm more impressed by pants than most things. It's hard to make them look finished and you did an awesome job!

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  12. They look fab, gorgeous froggy green! : ) I don't have boys but I can just imagine your colour plight - it's sad isn't it. Kids clothes should be available in every colour. Have to say, I feel the same way about pink - so so so over pink!

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  13. gorgeous! can you make big woman pants too! I'll put my order in! xx

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  14. Yep, I'd like a pair too! That colour is my absolute favourite at the moment!! Where did you find the fabric? Great work - They are just fantastic :) Kx

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    1. Thanks Kylie! I got the fabric from spotlight :)

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  15. Such great pants. Awesome colour. I really like all the details and the fit looks pretty good too...might have to give this pattern a go, it's obviously a favourite of yours!

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