This is the very last make of KCW which I’m finally blogging. (Sometimes taking pictures is the only thing that holds me back from blogging.) As you can see, I didn’t really pose or style Henry. This is all real, superhero cape and all. I upcycled some of my husband’s tan pants to make some nicer casual pants for Henry. I love being able to use the fly front from RTW pants. He can wear them to play, but he can also wear them to dressier events. I used the Tree Climber Trousers pattern because I love it and because the pattern was ready to be used. Once I piece and tape and cut out the Tree Climber Trousers pattern, if it fits well I will make the pattern 294,857 times.
I made the knees extra strong, so they should last a long time. On the knees I did a layer of the tan fabric, a layer of interlock, and a layer of quilting cotton, and then I did some quilting stitches every inch horizontally. They have strength and a bit of cushion. I added some cool chevron quilted cotton in the pocket facings. It’s the same cotton on the inside of the knees. I also reused the back pockets and made them smaller for these pants. I really like the look of the top hem that I just can’t recreate.