It's taken me this long to finally make a pair of pants for my son. Well, when he was little I used to make him pants, but I haven't made him any pants (aside from pajama pants) since he was five. Clearly, I haven't earned my "Mom of the Year" t-shirt....yet.
So here they are! My son's not a fan of wearing jeans, so I decided to make a pair of chinos from Burda 6933. I originally decided to make him pants because he's a 29" waist and a 34" inseam and folks, that's not an easy find. I'm able to find jeans in his size but finding chinos is a different story. And...he was completely open to the idea for which I am grateful...and since he's 14, I'm also fortunate.
Friends, I want you to know there were no sewing notions or fabrics hurt in the construction of these pants AND I didn't cry but....this was one of those projects that just didn't go together easily. The majority of my difficulties came with fitting the pants (I took them apart 2, 3 or maybe 4 times) because they are a very slim fit and very short.
I made several changes to the pattern to make it work for him:
They look great on him even though I was quite frustrated. I plan on making them again and if you plan on making them, here are some things I would change:
Truth be told, I think I will be able to use this pattern again but I don't recommend this pattern to anyone unless you have some experience with pant construction. We don't want any crying while sewing, right?
I have a gray pair on deck....wish me luck!
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.