Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cargo pants for a boy

For my nephew, I am making some cargo shorts for his Christmas present.  I bought the Inside-Or-Outside-Pocket-Pants pattern from Fishsticks Designs through Etsy.  These pants/shorts have side leg cargo pockets, inside pockets at the waist, a flat waist band at the front with an elasticised waist at the back. This was the first time I had ever used an e-pattern, so I was a little nervous.  Stick-taping all the pages together was very easy and the pattern came up a treat.  I traced it out, cut the fabric and away I went! I started this last night and finished it today, so it's been pretty quick.

Fabric was all bought from Spotlight - I just picked up some soft cotton drill.  Since I was making two pairs of shorts, I picked a blue camouflage fabric for one set of shorts and a skull & crossbones fabric for the other pair.

Here's the camouflage shorts.

Front view

Back view

Detail of cargo pocket on the leg

pocket off the waist band

Finished product!
And the other shorts are here ...
Front view

Back view

Close-up of the back pocket

Cargo pocket detail

Viola! Ready to wear!!

I'm really pleased with how they turned out.  I just hope they fit now.  :)


  1. Awesome sis.
    Ever thought of another set for a larger kid ?

  2. Hopped on over from EB, really like what you've done. It looks like a great pattern too.

  3. These look great. You've done a great job finishing them off with the top stitching on the pockets. Great work.

  4. Thanks everyone. Yes, I'm particularly pleased with how these turned out. Very easy pattern to follow and the fabric was great to work with. :) And it all happened pretty quickly, which is always a bonus.