It’s been a real pleasure sewing for my little son lately. When it comes to sewing, more than anything almost, I value variety and challenge. He was such a nice respite from all that girlie sewing I did for the Girl. That being said, I used the same wonderful pant pattern (Ottobre’s 1/2012 issue, #18) that I used for her floral skinnies, because I already had it cut out, and it says that’s it’s gender neutral. Because he’s so much smaller than her (hopefully that’s a temporary problem), they fit him really differently. But for a boy, I think it’s perfect. They’re slim, but not fitted. I definitely had to insert elastic into the waistband to keep those suckers up, but I think they’ll fit for quite a while.
And all things considered, he’s a great little recipient. He gets an enthusiastic lilt in his voice, and says things like “mom are you sewing for ME?!” Yep. Now and always, Kiddo.
A word on sewing jeans. While not a quick project, they are a very satisfying and straight forward. I actually find them really therapeutic, it’s all that topstitching! I simply adore topstitching. There’s nothing so fulfilling and gratifying than making a beautiful, straight, evenly-spaced, and purely asthetic line of stitching. Ahahh, so rewarding that. And tell the truth–did that sentence just creep you out, or resonate down to very soul?