My nephews also wanted some Aunty-made these jeans, but they had to wait a little longer for those. I got them to pick the feature fabric and the rest was up to me.
This is Timothy's pair... I used my tin whistle "explorer" pattern for these
A bit of Free hand decoration on each bum pocket.
Hugh's jeans are made from an Ottobre pattern; Highwater pants, pattern 35 from Ottobre 2/2005. I lengthened them to make them into full length jeans and added a contrast cuff in Hughs chosen feature fabric. I made this pattern earlier this year as part of a craft swap and enjoyed it so much I decided to try them again. You can see my earlier pair here. Dont they look different in Denim?!
As a final little touch for Hugh's jeans I raided my grandmothers button box for a button . My grandmother presented me with her button collection a couple of months ago... She spent all her married life hoarding buttons from clothes too worn out to use. All the buttons are still safely stored in a tobacco tin and kept closed with a piece of elastic (worth a photo in itself... see below). Hugh loves that his jeans are staying up with button that was once worn by one of his grandparents.
My grandmothers button box, full of all sorts of wonderful thrifted buttons.