Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sandbox Pants

I've been meaning to make these for a while.  Sandbox Pants from Oliver & S.  Finally, my son now has a pair of pants that aren't capris!

He's grown so much recently, all his pants are way too short.  I think this pattern is rated a one scissor, and it really is that easy.  I screwed up the waistband by fussy cutting the cars totally wrong.  I completely forgot that the waistband was to be folded in half.  Doh!  At least the fussy cut car pockets came out great.  Oh, and no buttonholes on the back pockets.  I'm just not a fan........(lazy).   :)

I really love the way they came out.  For the main part I used ticking I had bought forever ago at a local home dec. store.   I think the Echino cars go great with it.  My goal lately has been to try and make the kids more clothes.  While it is sooooooo much cheaper to go to Old Navy or Target, I just love one-of-a-kind things so much.  And I love spending time making them things......

I plan on participating in Elsie Marley's Kids Clothes Week Challenge, so hopefully I can get a few more pairs of these made.  I already have the main fabric cut for a pair of shorts.  I'm thinking I'll do another Echino fabric for the pockets.

Aaaaahhhh, another Monday - they come on so soon., don't they......


  1. oh, these are gorgeous. very good fabric choice too.

  2. I love the sandbox pattern to I have lost count how many pairs I have made.

  3. Oooh, I love those. I might have to try them!

  4. these are fabulous! i just adore that ticking with the echino cars! I think I'd like a pair in my size! :)

  5. LOVE the contrasting Patch Pockets and waistband... SO CUTE!!!

    I'm getting ideas from LBB about upcycling to save money when making my own things. Also, a fun way to use those shirts we have / find that are the wrong size. ;)

    I'm looking forward to refashioning some of my boys favorite clothes into new things when they outgrown them.

  6. Winner winner chicken dinner! I couldn't find an email for you (I didn't really look that hard). You won my Heather Ross Handy Harness! Yay! I'm commenting here because I love these pants so much I bought the pattern, bought ticking and using Echino to copy them. Love. Anyway, I need your address to ship the harness. Email me at