Rinse and Repeat – S5271 Revisited in Pint Size Version
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!