My youngest son is a strict rule-follower. He thrives on praise and positive attention. He is always questioning my speed when we’re in the car, making sure I’m following all traffic laws at all times (“Mom, are you sure you aren’t going too fast. You just passed that car.”) He’s the one that informed us he’d rather not even go to the movie if we were going to sneak treats in, thereby ruining sneaking-treats-into-movies for me forever. He’s a total goodie-goodie. It’s awesome. And it makes it even funnier that he loves the punk/rock-n-roll look.
Also funny, is that it’s either this look or a “sports kid” (his words) look. Jock or punk, I love that he’s comfortable being who he is and want to encourage that. I’m more than happy to indulge his current varied style interests when it comes to his clothing (and his hair). Enter the sweatpant pattern from the latest issue of Ottobre (4/2015).
The pattern is called “Three Pieces” ( #17), I’m assuming because you only cut out three pieces: front, back and a kangaroo-style pocket for the center front. There’s an elastic and drawstring waist. I did extend the length just a bit. The pattern only goes to 122cm, which is too short for Jonas, but great fit everywhere else. The pattern is super easy to sew (and cut out), with a resulting pair of pants that are slouchy and funky and, when made in a camo jersey, just the right amount of punk.
They’ll also look awesome,and more sporty, in a different fabric for when he’s playing sports this fall. Currently, Jonas has been taking a hip-hop/breakdancing class, and these pants have been perfect for that.
They’re comfortable and allow for lots of movement, while totally looking the part.
And no, I don’t know how to focus my camera. Why do you ask?
He’s worn these pants with all his favorite tees and tanks, but here he’s wearing a Vincent Tank I made his brother a few years ago, and he’s since inherited. Vincent is another Ottobre pattern, #15 from 1/2013, and one of my very favorite sews for my boys.
One of the biggest perks of sewing, is being able to make clothing that completely fits your kid. Not just fits their body, but fits their personality and interests and quirkiness. The whole outfit is pretty rockin’, and so is this rule-abiding, sport-loving, punk-rockin’ kid.
Tank: Vincent Mesh Tank from Ottobre 1/2013 (#15), 148cm. Originally blogged HERE
Pants: Three Pieces Sweatpants from Ottobre 4/2015 (#17), 122cm lengthened. Fabric is camo jersey knit from Nuttal’s in SLC.
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