Kids Clothes Week Challenge 2012 – Pumpkin Pants

So I didn’t exactly spend just one hour on this. How could I? The minute I start sewing I just wanted to finish it. But I did the tracing and cutting on Sunday though because I wanted to just sew on Monday. (is that cheating??? ;) )

 Tracing at night in the dim light.

Cutting out fabric. My choice of weights – The sugar jar!

All cut out. The tedious part is over. Now for the enjoyable bit. Sewing!

Super cute if I am allowed to say so myself. The model is away at school and won’t be back till late, may not have time to take photos so will leave that till the entire outfit is complete.

This is the original. My girl says that mine is cuter because of the pink contrast stitching and the pink ribbons which she likes.

Close up of the topstitching.

Added a little extra detail. The raw edges were supposed to be just zig zagged or serged, but I thought it will look more finished if I used this really cute pink polka dotted bias tape that I found. Love the color combination!

Partial view of the side pockets. I love the gathered pocket. Guess what the name of the pants is? I didn’t make it up, this was what was written in the Japanese book I made it from.

It’s called Pumpkin pants! :)

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  • April 24, 2012 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    Super cute!! Love those ribbons and pockets!

    • Cotton Candy
      April 25, 2012 - 10:49 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rae! Thanks! I love the pockets too, they make the shorts look so girly I fell like making one for myself :)

  • April 25, 2012 - 1:07 am | Permalink

    Adorable. I love your color choices and great details!

    • Cotton Candy
      April 25, 2012 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Carla! It was actually leftover twill fabric I bought to cover some magazine files. That project didn’t happen but the twill was just perfect for the shorts :)

  • April 26, 2012 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    wow! so “sweet” that you use the sugar jar for a weight! I knew sugar was good for putting on weight but this takes the cake!


  • Leah
    May 29, 2012 - 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! What book is that from?

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