Sunday, January 16, 2011

Work Pants for Big Little Man

If you read my last post, you know that I started with these work pants that belonged to my son-in-law.  He asked me to make a pair for our Big Little Man from these.  He actually gave me two pair to work with and I needed both.   There may be enough left to make Little Little Man a pair, too.  His won't be as detailed, though.                                                        
 Here's the result.  As the photograph shows, there are still some rough spots that just show that Big Little Man is a worker just like his dad, even though I used the reverse side of the fabric on the body of these pants!  I used the waist band, buttonhole, belt loops, and button from dad's pants just as they were, except for shortening the waist band, of course.                                                                    
 I wanted these to look as much like dad's as I could so I cut out the inside pocket and kept the grommet, and Cabela tag.  Since I'm not selling these, I figured Cabela wouldn't mind.  It's free advertising, after all.  I didn't show it in these photos, but I left the tag on the inside of the waist band, too.
 I did add some elastic to the back waist band of Big Little Man's pants, unlike dad's, but I thought he just  might need this.  He will wear a belt, I guess, so no one will know.  I took the back pockets from dad's, cut them down and sewed them on with the inside fabric showing. 
I hope my son-in-law likes these.  I'm pretty sure that Big Little Man will love being just like his dad!


KID, MD said...

So cute!! I love that you kept all of those details from the original pants. Just like Daddy!

Susan said...

How wonderful! I'm sure the little guy will be thrilled to have a pair of work pants just like daddy's!

Terry said...

How great are these! Good job. I am sure that the little guy will love them as will his Dad.

MushyWear said...

Awesome job reconstructing these to Little Man's size. He is sure to love them.

Elle said...

These pants are fantastic! What a clever idea, and great job on saving all the little details!

Needled Mom said...

Those are fabulous! I know he will love them.

gwensews said...

Like father, like son? Those are terrific pants. Usinge elements from the originals was a brilliant idea!

Kim said...

oh my goodness Julia- so darn cute!!!!!! I think that Big Little Man will be thrilled- and his Dad too!

Karon said...

I know that the little man will love being like Dad. I have taken my son-in-laws shirts and made shorts but I have not been as detailed as you. Great job!

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