May 5, 2010

Pants Made By Mommy

Its fun being a girl, that goes without question, especially when it comes to clothes! Just look at the stores, rows and rows of girls clothes all sorts of designs and colors, mommys, you feel like you want them all. But boys, alas, t-shirt, shirt and pants. Its lucky I guess that by nature boys do not go mad by fashion :) After churning out so many girls clothes, I began to feel guilty about my 2 boys. Both of them have even come to the point of flipping through my pattern books and asking if a particular shirt or pants are for boys. Which mother’s heart would not feel that twitch? So I went to my local fabric store nagoya and asked for denim fabric, and they just happened to be on sale, 1mtr only costs me RM18, and I only needed 1.75mtrs for both the boys. So here they are, ta-da! saturday at KLCC.

I’ve been searching for elasticated long pants for Danny (5yr old) everywhere and its funny that when it comes to boys, all pants are zippered. I did find one that went for rm80! I prefer elastic waists cos its much more comfy and easier to pull off and on. I made extra long hem which I can let down as they grow. Adam, my number 1 is going to be 10 but he’s just growing by leaps and bounds! Already 137cm tall and I end up buying new pants for him every 6 months, phew, tough on the wallet! I added a felt patch of a baseball on Danny’s knee, he loved it, he asked “where’s the bat”? Adam was just too macho, didn’t want any embelishments! They were just so happy and I felt proud to see them strutting about town in their pants! Shasha’s pants is cute too right? Used the same pattern as Danny’s. Her’s is from stretch cotton that I had bought from Cairo aeons ago. Adam’s pants I had to draft myself since Jap patterns rarely go above 130cm, but Danny’s and Shasha’s are from the Spring 2010 CUCITO. Perfect I must say and only took me a day. Examples of the pictoral instructions are like this :

And here are some patterns from the book to entice you :) Too flipping cute, makes me go oooh and aaah!

You can find further write-up of Japanese Pattern Books from Zura’s post here. Oh and I did get a new pattern book from Kino while I was there, but lets save that for next time :) Till next time, take care.


  1. Super cute! Yep, boys can be a challenge to sew for simply for the lack of variety. But Japs pattern mags offer many options and most are easy to sew kan kak?

  2. Thanks Zura, yeap and fabric choices pun so limited. My boys don't even want checks, nak plain! I buat paisley shirts baru tahu hehe, you're lucky got 2 girls denims r so great to work with



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