A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 299,178
Currently Running With Scissors:
622 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Newbie First 'show and tell' billboard pants and western boy on: August 30, 2008 09:20:11 PM
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:
http://community.livejournal.com/t_shirt_surgery/3597625.html
and
http://www.rookiemoms.com/make-some-easy-kids-pants/
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 Smiley

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)!
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a Hunnie Pot Hat for Newborns Part 1/11
How to Crochet a Hunnie Pot Hat for Newborns Part 2/11
How to Crochet a Hunnie Pot Hat for Newborns Part 10/11
How to Crochet a Granny Square Tree Skirt with a Slit 5/5
How to Crochet a Half Pinwheel Border
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hippogriff
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.