So this month I took part in the Handmade Kids Clothing Swap twice over. To be honest I thought I only signed up once but since to be in it twice you needed to fill in the forms twice I must have changed my mind at some point. I am rather glad that I did because it pushed me and I love a chance to be creative.
The challenge for this swap was for a little boy who loves cars and Oconauts. I have to say I jumped at the chance to go to Octonauts, my boys loved them when they were in preschool so I had fond memories.
I did a little stalking of my swapee (looked at her pinterest boards) to find out what she liked. I stumbled over the costal cargos there and immediately thought that was it...
Instead of using bias tape I found some great octonauts ribbon. I also added some button hole elastic as the little lad I was making them for was tiny and I think it makes sizing that bit easier.
I didn't add a lot of the details of the pattern namely with welt and cargo pockets because I thought they were busy enough especially after I added the octo alert knee patches. There is not an episode of that show that goes by without them needing to sound the octo alert. So I appliqued and used buttons to great effect I think, even though at the time I was a bit annoyed about the need of 8 legs.
So here are the lovely octo costal pants...
Hope he likes them as much as we do.