It's so easy to compare yourself unfavorably to THE WHOLE REST OF THE WORLD ON THE INTERNET! Nope, not gonna do it. Because I'm having fun and learning. I believe I have something to contribute. I'm still inspired!
Then, I just have to be happy because my life is so awesome that I get to make my kids clothes! At least until, what? 5th grade maybe?
These pictures were taken with waning daylight and attention span, but you can now see the only three pairs of pants my dear boy wants to wear (besides sweatpants). This, in itself, makes me feel triumphant.
I used a basic pajama bottoms pattern I already had and drafted in all the pockets and details. The knees have an extra panel for reinforcement. I also added extra length on the front legs so I could put in little pinch pleats on the side seams at the knees. This makes it more comfortable for sitting criss-cross applesauce on the rug at school all the time. (You can click on the pictures to see them larger.)
These green ones are his favorite because I added little pockets on the backs of the ankles, per his specifications. He was amazingly detailed about size, placement, and that they had to have a flap with velcro all the way across. He was a little vague about what these pockets are for. I get the idea it has something to do with his secret super spy missions, or maybe if he finds a penny on the ground.
Here are the blue cords and the grey pair. The grey is actually some kind of Fall suiting with a herringbone weave. When he first put them on he said, "I like them. They seem kind of office-y and important." : ) These were the first ones I made, so I didn't get them quite right. The top pocket openings are a little small, and I only did the knee pinch pleats on one seam (for whatever reason). It works fine, but the subtle stripe is a little wonky below the knee. Thankfully, he's a pretty easy client.