More from the new fall Oliver + S patterns!
And no surprise, it’s another great one. The Art Museum pattern features both trousers and a vest – I wasn’t sure Oscar could pull off the vest at the tender age of 10 months, so I just sewed the trousers (for now!). And oh how I love these tiny, detailed trousers.
Having nothing to do with my sewing and everything to do with the pattern, these pants look so pro. And there was something extra satisfying about making them in the smallest size….grown-up details on tiny clothes are just so cute!
It’s funny – it’s just a pair of pants, and in a pretty basic fabric, but these little trousers make me so happy. I love watching Oscar’s little diaper butt crawling around in those welt pockets!
Speaking of which – I’d never made a welt pocket before, and I’m so glad Liesl was the one to teach me how – I knew she wouldn’t fail me. And of course, the directions were flawless. The first pocket took me quite a while (I’m pretty slow with new stuff), but the second one was a snap. The best part was a couple steps into the welt-making process, where there’s a line in the directions that says “If you check it from the right side, it will look rather impressive already.” She isn’t kidding! When I flipped that thing over I was pretty pleased with myself 🙂
And there are so many other little details, too – side pockets, belt loops, a faux fly, a lined waistband – these pants are the real deal.
And because of that they took some time – nothing difficult, but a good night’s work. And in my opinion, totally and completely worth it, even if he outgrows them in a few months. Which I don’t think he will, because as you can see, they’re long!
Based on his beanpole measurements, I cut out the 6-12 month size and lengthened the legs to 12-18 months. But I ended up cutting off the extra length at the end. I also hemmed them an extra 1/2 inch, and then rolled up the entire hem! It’s good though, they’re meant to be long, and he’s in the 96th percentile for height. I’d be happy if these fit forever 🙂
The fabric is Robert Kaufman’s railroad denim in Indigo, purchased locally (I think at Bolt). I was really excited when this line came out – any variation on chambray ranks high with me, and the railroad stripes have such a classic kid look. Goes well with dirty toes 🙂
Kristin and Cherie also sewed up the Art Museum pattern, so be sure to check out their versions, you’ll love them! And Jessica will be posting her ensemble on Monday, so visit her then. Many thanks to Liesl for providing us with the patterns!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!