I also decided to get some of this belt material while notions were on sale at JoAnn's to make him a belt. The home-made pants are a transition from the store-bought pants with the hidden, adjustable, elastic waist, and the faux leather belt I bought him is really bulky on his slender frame. It was pretty easy to make, just two D-rings and finishing off the ends of the belt.
For some reason, the pockets I cut were bigger than the width shown by the pocket placement markings on the back side of the pants. I checked and couldn't find that I made a mistake. Not sure if this was a pattern error. So, I did raise the position of the back pockets on these about a centimeter or two. And I'm glad I did.
I added a rivet to either side of the front pockets. Just a little detail to polish them off.
I originally bought this back issue because I loved and wanted to make the wool, boys' peacoat. But I've been pleasantly surprised to find how many other things I want to make from the magazines now. At the same time, I'm a little disappointed to see how many patterns seem to be repeated. In the last issue, there is a pair of green cords almost identical to the ones I had just completed! Albeit, I understand, sometimes there is a difference in fit. The ones here from the 6/2010 issue are quite fitted. I think the ones (#17) in the 6/2012 issue may be more roomy with a straight leg.
|[from ottobredesign.com 6/2012 #17]|