Judy, from Patterns for Pirates, has done it again! She's been teasing us with pre-test versions of these jeans that she'd made for her son for what seemed like months and I was DYING to try them because I knew my kids would love them!!!
(I just adore how you can see tiny bits of Pirate Kitty in some of these photos!)
So, what's so special about the Cpt. Comfy Jeans you ask? Well let me tell you! In fact, let's just make a list shall we?
- basic straight leg pants pattern
- sizes 3 months up through 14
- can be lined
- can be cut on the extended line and rolled so that your kiddos that grow up and not out can wear them longer!
- knit waistband option
- knit and jean waistband option
- faux fly (that means my little dude doesn't need help getting them on and off!)
- belt loop option
- patch or slant pockets
On this first pair I used upcycled jeans, lined them with flannel, cut on the extended hem line and rolled them, did the jean and knit waistbands, and patch pockets.
(if you're keeping count, that means all I had to pay for was the flannel I lined them with...and technically I just pulled it from my stash so I didn't have to buy anything new for these!)
This was an earlier version. The final version his unders don't stick out the top at all. He LOVES these jeans though. They're soft and warm, the knit waistband is super comfy (and how cute does it look peeking up above the jeans waistband?!?!)
Moving onto the 2nd pair I made him... again, these are upcycled, lined with flannel, knit and jean waistbands, no belt loops, but this time I did a traditional hem (in fact I kept the existing hem from the jeans I was upcycling!) and slant pockets.
Judy walks you through everything step by step. You can make these as simple or as in depth as you want. I top stitched and lined and did everything but belt loops on both of my pairs so they were a bit more time intensive but I'm really happy with the results...and with the price! lol
All the other kids have already told me that they want flannel lined jeans too! (I mean, really, who wouldn't?!!?!?!)
Oh, and if you buy the pattern by Saturday it's on sale! $2 off. It's already sale priced on Craftsy, or you can use the code NEWPATTERN for the $2 off on Etsy (here.)