Today Suzanne is sharing how she adapted the Super Skinnies for her potty training guy to easily get on and off. Read on…
Hey, Hey, Hey Melly Sews readers, Suzanne here from Pattern Revolution…….. let’s Bust it!
This here’s a jam for all the fellas,
Trying to do what those ladies tell us,
Dressin all cool makes the other kids jealous,
So – Just Bust a Move…
Just Bust a Move…..
Ok, this kid cracks me up, the entire photo shoot was a dance session, jam session, and yoga demonstration. But the great thing is that it really shows off how amazing the Super Skinny Pants from Blank Slate Patterns are. They move, they groove, and you know they can run and play on the playground.
Beckett loves to dance, and he's got booty, so pants can be a challenge for him. It is hard for him to do buttons, and he has reached a size where the only all elastic waist pants out there are athletic pants.....ugh. THANK GOD that mama can sew and still give him cool pants that he can wear. The super skinnies are designed with a functional fly and waistband, so I just mixed it up and switched out a faux fly and cotton lycra waistband with sturdy inserted elastic so that they stay in place through all his moves and yet can pull on and off easily.
NOW - before you go out thinking you can just throw out the zippers on all your future Super Skinnies, take heed. I used a stretch denim and a thick cotton lycra as my two fabrics for this pair of pants. Since both materials have stretch, there is enough give to get them over his hips and bum without a real zip fly. The other important thing is that you have to have a stretchy waistband. A waistband in just the stretch denim probably would not have cleared his bum easily enough for him to do the pants himself for potty breaks.
That right mamas, you don't have to have a skinny kid for them to wear Skinnies! Beckett is modeling a size 6 length with a size 8 width in the hip and waist. I just graded between the sizes to give him more room where he needed it while keeping the proportions right for his height. I did grade back into the 6 for the legs to keep that skinny look - nothing worse than skinnies that bag in all the wrong places.
I am so excited about these pants and will be making Bex more for school, they have sure gotten his seal of approval!