Hi all. I have been coming here for inspiration and motivation for a while. I finally have something a bit 'new' to post to hopefully spark some sewing for little boys. My kids are all 'horse crazy' and my youngest especially so. He typically wants to wear a 'button shirt down shirt' and jeans. Often with a belt, vest and cowboy boots (b/c that is what cowboys wear). Ok, so I wanted to sew for him--inspirations from wardrobe refashions etc. It started with these 'billboard pants' inspired from here:
but modified to use the full images on the front and back (one on each hip), so sewing only the crotch seam, inseam, and waistband...
Then I took it one step further for my little guy. I cut up the side from the feet to the hip, added a strip of fabric, sewed the seam flat, then 'fringed' it. The belt buckle was from some belt buckle fabric, just cut and appliqued.
And then one more change with a wider tummy hugging waist band (wide elastic) in a contrasting fabric--more like a belt
and with his cowboy and cowboy horse:
He has gone around in public with these and had some pretty good feedback. All I care about is that he loves them (I will be making more as doing laundry every 2 days is getting old)!