Play pants are pants that are worn at home for play (that's what HQ does most of the day time). They must be comfortable. And convenient. No troublesome zip to catch his underwear, no button to fumble when he makes a quick dash to the loo. Easy for little fingers to pull up and to take off.
And yes, pockets too are very important for play pants. Pockets are used to keep dinosaur figurines, Power Rangers, colour pencils & erasers, smooth stones, hankies, food (!!!), and many other little trinkets.
As his play pants outgrew, I decided that if I can't buy them from the stores, I had better make some. So I spent 3 nights (one night for each pair) making these Bermuda pants:
1st pair - pants with different shades of brown geometry prints; front and back:
I love how the pockets stood out against a different shade 2nd pair - a simple green true gingham pair. HQ said this is the most comfortable pair; possibly due to its very light, cooling and soft fabric. Front and back: It has a really big pocket. 3rd pair - Ikea's green hippo print. HQ loves this pair; front and back: 2 pockets behind. And an extra 2-inch length at the hem to let down (right now secured by buttons) as HQ grows taller! This ensures longer wear! See, I really made my effort pays :-D Verdict - the generous cut makes the pants very comfortable. And HQ loves all those pockets! He's now asking for even more mama's handmade play pants :-D.
See my other handmade projects.
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