September 17, 2010

Pants for a New Preschooler

Yesterday was Oliver's first day of preschool and so we needed some special, new, first day clothes. (Any excuse, right?)

I've been wanting to try out the Dapper Dillinger pattern by Figgy's ever since Oliver wore them for his photo shoot in June. So, with some really great brown corduroy I had scored at one of those Fabric Depot sales and some super awesome rocket ship fabric for the lining, I whipped up a pair.

Ok, so maybe "whipped" is a little bit of an overstatement. I had to employ the seam ripper at least four times during this project, but it had little or nothing to do with the pattern. A seamstress who was insufficiently caffeinated, more likely.

No, the pattern was well-written and easy to follow. I did find the front panel a little fussy, but that would be because I'm such a beginner. And now that it's in, it's really, really nice.
The Dappers are baggy (I was pretty certain the entire time I was sewing them that they would be too big — they're not) but not at all sloppy. Somehow Figgy's has managed a comfy fit with a very stylish look. Perfect for Nana's birthday at that fancy restaurant.

Or the sandbox.

Happy sewing!


luvinthemommyhood said...

Awww, they turned out so cute! I love the fabric you used as well.
Thanks for your sweet comment yesterday as well :) They were fun to make.
It's also good to hear I'm not the only mom tearing up for preschool. Hugs to ya.

Erin said...

Super cute!
Our Oliver started preschool last week too!
How much fun...

Rachel O'Donnell said...

How cute! Gotta love a pair of pants that go from Sandbox to Dinner :)

Corinne said...

Those look great! And there is just something about little boys and corduroy, isn't there? I would put my boys in it all the time if I could :)

Anonymous said...

How did I not see these! I love them!
Oliver is awesome!