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Rinse and Repeat – S5271 Revisited in Pint Size Version

2012 September 30
by elizabeth_admin

They’re done!  Jack now has matching pants with his grandpa.  I used S5271 again, my pattern review for the adult sized version is here.  This time around I made one change.  I used the patch pockets placed over the side seams as the pattern called for.  I knew Jack would like that detail.  The children’s sizes are a little on the large side.  I had to give Jack a four inch hem (2 inches double folded) and it’s still a teensy bit on the long side.  I guesstimated on his elasticized waist size as he was asleep when I reached this part of construction, so now I need to tighten that up.  Oh the joys of unpicking flannel.  Can’t wait.  And of course there was one major user error when constructing these pants — I made two right legs.  Instead of unpicking one of the legs (consider the topstitching I would have to unpick –  ugh!), I cut up a third leg and made sure it was a lefty.  This flannel had no discernible wrong or right side, so it was understandable if annoying that I made two right legs.

And now for some pictures….

 

 

 

Today, because I couldn’t wait until Monday, I gave my dad his presents today.  I wanted him to be able to lounge around today in his new lounge wear.  🙂

The fit was spot on!

 

I am impatiently waiting for my new fabrics to arrive so I can attempt this Asos knockoff.

 

I went to Yardage Town a few days ago to see if I could source some double knit and faux leather, but their selections were not of the quality with which I wanted to work.  The double knit was 100% poly and the faux leather was a little on the skanky side.  So an internet order is winging its way to me soon.  Now I just have to find a pattern that will work.

Happy sewing everyone!

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Meredith permalink
    September 30, 2012

    Perfect present!! I love it and I’m sure both he and Jack do too!

  2. Judi permalink
    October 1, 2012

    Nice!!! That little boy who lives with you is getting bigger!

  3. October 1, 2012

    Super cute!

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