When I approached the lovely folks over at Oliver + S about getting my hands on a copy of their Field Trip Cargo pants pattern, I never thought they'd actually send it to me. So I was so excited when they e-mailed me with the link to download the pattern.
Then I started cutting and sewing the pattern and was just thrilled with how clear and easy to read the directions and diagrams were. I've been hearing all about Oliver + S patterns lately and have been wanting to give them a try. I knew this boyish cargo pant was the first one I wanted to try.
I love how the finishing touches lend such a professional touch to the pants. The side cargo pockets are darling and though you'll feel like you're top stitching forever, it is totally worth the extra effort. And the fact that the pattern is available in sizes 6m-4T and 5-12 is a big plus for this household. How many boy sewing patterns do you find out there that run such a wide gammet of sizes?
This pair was sewn from an emerald green baby wale corduroy mostly because a) that's what I had on hand and b) I was dying over the green slacks which popped up all over Flickr during KCWC. C already has a pair of store bought khaki colored cargo pants so I thought I'd go for a bolder look.
I went with navy blue top stitching and yellow buttons which I think give the pants a bit of a retro vibe. I love the retro feel of this pattern but at the same time, my favorite part has to be the fit. Because this guy is so slim, I usually have to modify patterns by either lengthening a size 4 or 5 or spend a little extra time to adapt the pattern for an adjustable waist. Not this pattern. It was so nice for a change to just copy, cut, and sew.
That said, I think the pattern itself could easily be modified for a board length short which we'll be giving a go after the long, dark winter here. Sadly we've hit the time of year where the Croc rain boots are worn with every outfit. On top of that he and I clearly need to review color combinations. Yes, red and green are complimentary colors but only at Christmas time.