Birthday sewing

side panel boy pants side panel boy pants with trimmed pocket

After eight days the fever finally petered out. We had to reschedule the boy’s party but we did have cake and presents after turkey dinner. I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped but I did manage these pants. Based on the same basic pattern as these brown pants and using the same soft brushed twill in grey and river blue. The deep pockets built into the full length side panels received the ultimate praise from the boy – “awesome”.

I also found this neat composition book with pages that are half blank and half lined. I sewed a cover for it with a pencil pocket and used a fabric marker to personalize it. Still a bit plain but already in use. Maybe I’ll suggest he doodle on the cover with fabric markers.

composition book with half blank and half lined pages

journal cover with pencil pocket

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  1. Snippety Gibbet’s avatar

    I hope you will post some of his journal entries if he doesn’t mind sharing. I love to see what kids draw and write about. jan

  2. Janet  Dulin’s avatar

    Wow, I really like the pants. What a great idea. Boys pants are so boring and this takes them up a notch in excitement. My grandson, who is 4 still loves my flannel pants I make for him. He thinks they are so comfortable but I think I might like to make him some like yours. Was this a pattern? Janet

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