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|Oliver + S: field trip cargo pants + - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||12/15/12 7:25 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Cotton Twill [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
These rough and tumble cargo pants will hold lots of tools and important toys for all the exciting adventures headed your way. In addition to the large cargo pockets at the side seams, the pants include back patch pockets and convenient front pockets. The articulated knees and pieced back and front panels give ample opportunity to add topstitching for rugged style.
6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, my finished pants look the same as the technical drawing minus the belt loops.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very well done. The one area that confused me was was how to construct the cargo pockets. The pocket piece needs to have small darts to give it shape. I found it a little confusing where to put the darts until I started sewing. After getting that through my thick skull the rest was smooth sailing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- The knee has darts in it which give the piece a little shape. I really like the look of this in the finished pants.
- The pieced legs look great with all the topstitching.
- I like that this pattern has an elasticized waist.
Dislike - The number of pattern pieces and topstitching means that making these pants is a long slow grind. At some point you'll probably question why you are doing this to yourself (probably when you're trying to edge stitch that damn cargo pocket on.)
Black tencel twill from thefabricfairy.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Only alteration was to leave off the belt loops. No little boys I know wear belts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
In the spirit of full disclosure I manged to cut a slit in the front of these pants when they were almost done. Then had to rip out the right front piece/top stitching/cargo pocket to replace the piece. So right now I never want too see these pants again.
Some time in the future I may make another pair without the cargo pockets.
This is a well drafted pattern with a lot of details and you get a lot of sizes for the price. I'm sewing these for my nephew, but could also sew them for my smaller son. The finished garment looks really great, you just might not have fun sewing it.
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