Remember the first pair of cargo pants I made? Well, since those ended up being a muslin, I made another pair of the Field Research Cargo pants, only this time in a size 9/10. And you know what? They are perfect!
I used much crazier fabric this time. I have been working on using just what I have in my stash, if I can, lately. I don’t remember where I got this stretch denim from, but I am in love with it.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
My Falafel chose the “coordinating” (I use that word lightly) banana fabric, for the pocket lining and the waistband facing (that only she can see).
I turned the stretch crazy denim to the other side for all the pockets. And my girl also chose the “Caution” buttons for the back pockets. We have been saving them for the perfect project. She said, and I quote “Watch out! That’s my butt!”.
I did something a little differently for the bottoms of the pants. I added elastic as per my girl’s request. She didn’t want any critters to be able to crawl up her pant legs while she was on her camping trip. It seemed like a perfectly reasonable request. So I happily obliged. I really love how just that small change really enhances the overall look! PS- so do fuzzy striped socks, right?
One really fun part of this pattern is the zip off legs! I had never even dreamed I could do this before this pattern. And it wasn’t all that scary once I dove in.
We only unzipped one, because of course, the temps have dropped again, and it was so cold she had goosebumps on her legs. But you get the idea. They go on and come off really easily!
These are such cool pants!!
I had her field test them.
They passed with flying colors.
I am super happy that I made these for my girl. Not a quick sew by any means, but completely worth it. She is one step closer to being ready for the trip. Now if only I were!