Little boy, little boy, where’d you get your britches?

I borrowed my post title from a song  by one of my favorite musicians, Adrienne Young .

I made these cute little corduroy britches for a new little one that will be born soon.  They are sized for a toddler, so he will wait a bit before he can wear them.  While I love baby clothes, I have a hard time making things for itty bitty babies because they grow so fast.  It’s hard for me to put so much time into making something that will only be worn a few months.

I loved making these pants.  The pattern is from the Autumn 2009 Ottobre. I know I’ve said it before, but I love making clothes from their patterns.  I have never had any trouble understanding their directions.  There were several details in these pants that scared me at first, including an adjustable waistband.  Now that I have toddlers myself, I understand how handy an adjustable waistband can be.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that making a waistband adjustable is very easy.

The only alteration I made to the pattern was that I hemmed the legs up a couple of extra inches because I felt like they were way too long.  However, this baby is a third child and both of his older siblings are tall and skinny so I tucked the extra fabric under instead of cutting it off so that they can be let out if he outgrows the length before he outgrows the waist.


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