kcwc fall 2011: day 4 & 5

well, i had a pretty good streak going for a while there.  so close to a garment a day!  i had these sailboat pants completed on wednesday night except for sewing on the buttons.  i even brought the buttons up to my room with the thought of sewing them on before going to sleep.  that did not happen.  so i finished it yesterday (and started my fifth item) and i’m feeling good.

the pattern is the oliver + s sailboat pants (again), this time made in a really fantastic honey-colored corduroy i got at fabric depot.  it’s heavy duty stuff.  check this out:

i promise they’re clean!  :)

the size is 12-18 months, but i cut 18-24 month length.  sailboats are meant to be a little short, but i didn’t want that for fall/winter.

i had fun with the details on this one, facing the front and side panels with joel dewberry woodgrain, adding a second row of topstitching to the hem of each pant leg, and using meg’s tutorial for a bunting tag.

i think they look pretty cute paired with his elbow patch sailboat top, too!  corduroy and elbow patches, how much more mini-professor can you get?

i have just ONE MORE item on my pre-planned list for KCWC – the dreaded tutu for Em’s halloween costume.  it’s actually in process and not that bad so far…famous last words, right?

19 thoughts on “kcwc fall 2011: day 4 & 5

  1. Crystal says:

    The pants are awesome. Seriously those standing pants are freakin’ hilarious. That picture shoudl be on flickr. I love it, best picture I’ve seen all week.

  2. jessica says:

    I agree, that picture is priceless. And I love these pants and I’m even more inspired to get mine done sometime this week. Other things had shoved their way in front of my sailboats, but now they might be back to first in line.

  3. gail says:

    ghost pants!! i love that surprise facing. they really are super fabulous pants, and i can say that with authority cause i saw them in person :)

  4. Trinh says:

    it was so fun to finally meet you in person. those pants are adorable and so are your kids! i’ve had that pattern for over a year now. i just need to sit down and make a whole bunch at once. love the full length idea too.

  5. Inder says:

    How did you know that the Dewberry woodgrain fabric is like, my favorite fabric EVER? I love it! Eek!

    The pants and the top are adorable! I’m working on my first Sailboat top for the KCWC right now, actually … I found putting the buttonholes in to be a challenge, but otherwise, it turned out well. I am pairing this top with the O+s Sketchbook pants, though. :-)

  6. Kimberly says:

    You have to be freaking out at the awesomeness of this post. I mean those photos, come on. Too perfect for words. And that honey-colored corduroy is something very special. I typically get corduroy from The Mill End and save Fabric Depot for cottons, but my oh my I am most definitely using them as a source now. Thanks!

  7. Liesl says:

    Very cute! I love the color. Patagonia used to make “Stand Up Shorts” that did exactly this same thing–the fabric was very stiff at first, and they would stand up on their own until they were worn in. Mine lasted FOREVER.


    • kristin says:

      thanks, liesl! i saw the fabric and believe I said “eek!” out loud. it’s great stuff. that’s so funny about the patagonia shorts – i’m sure my little guy will grow out of these long before they show any wear! :)

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