Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Flannel/knit button-up & Ottobre Boy's Jeans

McCall's 7447
Men's Size Small

Ottobre Spring 1/2014
#37 Desert Denim Jeans
Size 170

It's been a while since I've sewn for my son.  He has nearly outgrown all of his clothes that I've made, so new shirts and  jeans are in the sewing que for him.  He is growing up fast!

I picked up this fun winter knit fabric--he loves all things penguin related.

I love how this pattern combines a flannel shirt with knit sleeves.  I found there to be a little too much ease in the cap of the sleeve, so I ran a basting stitch to help control the fabric while easing it in.

I lined the hood with the same knit I used for the sleeves, encasing the neck seam.  See my post here on how I did that.

As you can see, this shirt does not have a back yoke, so it is not very fitted.

Here are the Ottobre jeans.  I'm really happy with the fit.  I made these in a 170 for him, which is the largest pattern size offered in their magazine.  I can't believe he is sizing out of Ottobre now.  The only change I made was to redraft the fly.  I prefer to follow Jalie Jeans pattern instructions, so I added the necessary pattern extension to the Ottobre pants front fly area, making assembly for the zipper much easier on me.

You can see in the above picture how the back yoke is fairly wide, so the pockets sit low.  

I love the back pocket detail, which was included in the Ottobre pattern instructions.  The sky is the limit with how you can design a back pocket, but I usually lack in ideas here.  I appreciate that Ottobre had something unique outlined for that.  It's been a while since I have added rivets to jeans; I forgot how much fun that was to do!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley 


  1. These look great together! I"m sure he loves them lots. your pocket details are so cool too! It's really sad our kids are growing out of those sizes.

    1. Thanks! He can even wear the pants without a belt! LOL I think this is the first time the size has been spot on like that. I think after 170, there will be a gap between sizes because I don't see him in the smallest pant size on a men's pattern. I'll have to check out Thread Theory sizes.

  2. AMAZING! I can't believe that you made the jeans! I love these pockets and details, shirt too. Great jobs.

    1. Thank you! It's really a great feeling once you get jeans figured out. No more frustration trying on several pairs in the fitting room!

  3. That's a super cool outfit... those jeans! I love them. The back pockets are extra cool, really fantastic design detail :)

    1. Thanks Carolyn! My son has already worn them twice! I love that he loves my sewing for him.


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