Boy clothes are harder . . .

Boy clothes are harder than girl clothes. Boys’ styles are simpler and the basic lines need to be good looking because they won’t be covered up with a lot of ruffles or eye-catching prints. It can also be a challenge to make something that’s a little different but not too cutesy. Thankfully these new pants met with the boy’s approval despite his reluctance to be photographed.


I have tons of this great brushed twill in several neutral colors. I paired this cinnamon brown with a bit of home dec weight woven stripes in soft blues/greens/browns. I cut the striped fabric into knee patches, back patch pockets and belt loops. I used elastic in the waist and stitched a faux fly. I also used the twin needle to topstitch most of the seams. I need to make a few adjustments to the pattern but these fit well enough. The boy tested out the knee patches right away. Good thing I got them in the right place!



  1. Caroline’s avatar

    Boy clothes ARE harder. And less inspiring. I’ve made my girls dresses galore… and my boys only a couple ties!

  2. Janet  Dulin’s avatar

    Hi, I have been contemplating making some pants for my grandson and have been reluctant to begin. Maybe this post will help me just “get it done.” Janet

  3. Naomi’s avatar

    Super cute and very ambitious! (To me, anyway!)

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