I made Boy's pants yesterday. Since Boy is now 7, I was debating whether or not I needed to try a zipper and button pants, or if I could still get away with elastic waistband pants. I've never done a pair of pants with a zipper and a snap/button. I was terribly intimidated!! So, I opted for something in between - flat front/elastic back.
(Funny the difference between him modeling and Sweetpea modeling!!!)
The material was in a hand-me-down bag of material. I have no idea what it is, except that it is woven and unravels fast!!! I did some super duper things to the seams to keep them from unraveling. On the inner leg seams and the seam from the front to the back, i double stitched, zigzagged, and then top stitched the seam down to one side. On the side seams, I just stitched and zigzagged.
The pattern was just a basic pant pattern (actually a pj pant). I only put elastic on the back waist.
I double top stitched the front waist for something interesting.
Boy loves them, and would be wearing them every day from now till they rip apart if I let him. But they are for our Sunday family gatherings. He really is my biggest fan!! (Today, he came home from Breakfast with Grandpa, noticed that I cleaned all the mud he left on the floor on his way out, and said "Mom! I don't know anyone who cleans as well as you do!!!" You gotta love that.)
Finally, he starts to loosen up in front of the camera...