Still working on my overly ambitious list from Kids Clothes Week Challenge, I set out to make a pair of wool trousers for my son. Then I realized that I had misplaced the knit fabric for the lining but I finally found the knit and got them finished! I love how they turned out. Perfect for our fall weather and Thanksgiving dinner with family.
Fabric: 100% wool in browns & cream plaid pattern; remnant from Jo-Ann's I've had for a year
Pattern: Little Heartbreaker Pants from the Sewing For Boy's Book
Construction & Modifications: The pattern is great and the pants come together quite quickly. I did take 2 inches out of the front and 2 inches out of the back to make them a more slim fit. I lined them with a soft jersey knit in a cream color to add warmth and softness and so the wool wouldn't irritate my guys sensitive skin. Lining these pants was a bit trickier than I expected.
The pocket lining was also knit and the pocket is made from brown corduroy. I love the cuff detail in this pattern. I had enough fabric that I could cut the cuffs on the bias to vary the pattern from the pant legs and I think they turned out great. I added faux button tabs in brown corduroy on the side of the legs for a bit of extra detail. I do like how they look but if I do it again I will make the tab wider.
I looked through Milo's fall and winter clothes and found this lovely sweater that matches the pants perfectly. I think he will look very smart and handsome come Thanksgiving Day!