Finding projects to sew for boys can be challenging, especially as they get older! I just love it when I can find something to sew for my little guy that he will like and wear.
You definitely can’t go wrong with a pair of cargo’s! I found this Belted Cargo Pattern from Seamingly Smitten and wanted to give it a sew!
I love the final result and he likes the pants as well. They have an elastic waist, which everyone prefers. Easier for me to sew and easy on/off for my son.
I made a couple of changes/adjustments to the Cargos for a more custom fit. I sewed a size 8 waist/size 10 length, narrow leg version. I did find the width of the leg bottom to be a little wide for my taste. Bottom leg width probably does not make a big difference on the smaller sizes, but on my tall skinny son, it did. I compared the finished belted cargos to his favorite style cargo pants we get at Crazy 8. There was a bit of difference, so I just traced the Crazy 8 pant bottom shape directly on the cargo’s and re-sewed the inner seam.
I also noticed on most of my son’s pants, the front waist was slightly lower than the back, so I trimmed about an inch (at the center) from the top of the pant.
They really turned out great! I can’t wait to sew a few more pairs in some cool boyish corduroy and camo.
Would you like to win a copy of this pattern to sew? I asked Jenny (from Seamingly smitten) if she would donate a pattern for me to giveaway on the blog. She said yes! Yea!
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