But you know what? Today I’m coming to terms with angles, tangents and lines thanks to Jess at If Only They Would Nap and her awesome geometric-inspired series:
My 11 year old is in dire need of new clothing. Always. The kid needs to stop growing so fast. I’ve been needing to make him some new hiking pants, and so I thought I’d combine his need for rugged outdoor-wear with the theme of Straight Lines & Angles, and throw both of those in with Made By Rae’s Parsley Pants pattern. What I ended up with are some eXtreme Parsley Pants.
Xs have both straight lines and angles. Pythagorean Theorem that!
So, just your basic Parsleys on the front with patch pockets– cut with angles instead of curves and reinforced by X bartacks!, knee patches – taken to the extreme with a trapezoidal shape with Xs running through! But the part I’m most excited about? The back
This kid likes to slide down rocky mountain sides on his bum. It’s great fun. Unless you’re his pants and end up with holes worn through. gah! I wanted to make some bum patches for his Parsleys. These are double layered. And then I thought, if I was adding a giant back patch, why not make it a giant back patch POCKET!?!
The patch pocket is sewn into the crotch of the pants, with the back legs. I sewed the center seam of the patch pocket on top of the center seam of the base pants, wanting it to be its own layer, and hopefully adding durability to the seat of the pants. There is big X bartack at the top of the center, and smaller Xs at each corner, to reinforce. The pockets are secured by velcro that runs the length of the opening, so that any treasures won’t slip out on the run.
We are putting these babies to the test this week, hiking our way through the kids’ Spring Break. Here’s hoping they hold up to all this kid, and the mountains he climbs, decides to put them through. So far, they seem to be good for jumping and levitating. So, there’s that.
Check out all the other awesomely geometric designs in the Straight Lines and Angles series! Thanks, Jess!