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Pants for the Boy

{Everest Pants Pattern by Gracious Threads – featured in One Thimble, Issue 7}

He only wants to wear those long & baggy gym shorts in the brightest colors ever.  Every day to school, he is in those shorts.  My friend tells me to be happy, cause at least they are clean shorts.  Well now, my son has khaki Everest Pants to wear in the rotation of lime green, road cone orange, and white shiny gym shorts.

Introducing the Everest Pants for my boy…

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The Everest Pants pattern from Gracious Thread is one of 10 patterns featured exclusively in One Thimble, Issue 7.

Are you familiar with the new craze of digital magazines?  One Thimble is a cutting edge e-zine that features complete sewing patterns from some of your favorite indy designers, sewing tutorials, tips & tricks, articles to inspire and motivate your next sewing project, and all kinds of content to take your handmade business forward.

Look at all the goodies that are included in this next issue…

One Thimble, Issue 7, CoverFor the e-zine issue, I selected to review (and show off) the Everest Pants.  I styled the pants with a baseball theme and my son modeled them at the school field.

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For this pair of Everest Pants, I was inspired by my son’s current sports activity, BASEBALL.  With the free space on the back pockets, I added simple stitching of a baseball on one pocket and his number 7 on the other pocket.  That is one of my favorite detail about these pants – all the top stitching.  The top stitching is optional, but since I LOVE to sew top stitching and LOVE the look of top stitching, I took advantage of this pattern, and top stitched the *heck* on it.

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As usual, the Gracious Thread PDF pattern instructions are clear, consistent, and simple to follow.  There are accurate measurements for sizing, appropriate fabric requirements, and line drawings to provide clear directions for sewing the pants.  The pattern pieces assemble together quickly, especially with the option to print only the size needed as layers.

The pants have a comfy elastic & drawstring waistband, front & back pockets, full lining, articulated knees, paneled legs, and comes in sizes 2-12.  I made a size 12 for my tall 10 year old.  The pants can be made in a variety of fabrics – make athletic pants using a mesh or ripstop fabric, cozy & warm pants using a wool or heavy blend fabric, or casual pants using a light weight canvas like I did here.  Then the lining fabric can be made from a flannel or fleece for cooler weather or a light woven for warmer weather.  I used a khaki bottom weight canvas with a light gingham lining.  For this pair of pants, I used an elastic drawstring at the waist band.

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The pattern is rated for immediate experienced sew’ists based on the full lining and the top stitching.  I think that an adventurous beginner could make these pants up beautifully by following the thorough instructions and sewing the top stitching nice and slow.

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The Everest Pants PDF Pattern can be bought with the One Thimble e-zine Issue 7 (BEST VALUE) or as an individual pattern purchase.  One Thimble, Issue 7 releases on May 15th with so many great patterns, articles, and content for all levels and types of creatives.

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