No. 9 Trousers

So I'm super excited!!! I was chosen to do a Sew&Tell for GoToPatterns.  I was given the Number 9 Trousers by Shwin&Shwin.  They are great, let me just tell you about this pattern...

What I Think:
I really love the Number 9 Trousers! They were a breeze to sew and boy, do they look great on my boy. The pattern was easy to read and follow and all of the details make these look really professional. I made a couple of changes, one being that I changed the faux fly into a zipper fly, because the boy insisted that big kids like him need zippers. Well, now I am informed! I also added buttonhole elastic to the waistband for growing room and something that resembles a tuxedo stripe down the side to make them a little bit more interesting than just plain black pants. For the stripe I just cut a width of fabric, folded it in half, sandwiched it into the side seam, and voila! I had originally intended on sewing it down, but the husband fellow thought it looked 'pretty cool' the way it was, so we left it, and I like the way it turned out! I love the way they fit in the rear and the welt pockets look so nice. I chose to add the flaps, which look really nice and kiddo likes them too. Overall, this a great pattern that I will be using a lot. I can think of a lot of ways to change these up so I have lots of great pants. I am getting together supplies to make another pair for my other little guy right now!

Here's a few pictures:

Brushed Twill from Joann's
Herringbone Twill from Joann's Clearance

Recess Raglan pattern by SeeKateSew 
(This is one of my absolute favorites!! and also available at GoToPatterns)
Skulls from
Stripes from Fabric

I want to take the time to thank GoToPatterns for the opportunity... Thanks to you guys I'm famous!!  Visit the site and grab some fun stuff to sew up for your birdies!!!


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