Ottobre pants

Ottobre pants from magazine 3/2012. #36 “Street Gear”.

I love all the details on these pants – especially the knee piece. There’s also a welt pocket, lots of topstitching and a more grown up looking flat front waistband.

Lucas chose some of the sneakers fabric I used to make his school bag an age ago. It came from Crafty Mamas, of course. The denim was an Op Shop find.














I love those knee pintucks and they weren’t as hard to do as I was expecting. Now, can you see that seam that hits around mid thigh? Well that’s not supposed to be there. Unfortunately, although the 152 size fits him well width wise it seemed to come out too long so that the stylin’ knee bit didn’t hit at the knee. It was more like mid calf. It bothered Lucas and I could see where he was coming from so we did a bit of a hack. I simply pinched out a few centimetres each side and made an extra seam. I’m hoping it doesn’t look too weird.

The back I’m a bit disappointed in too. I much prefer a yoke for a little more shaping.














Here’s them on Lucas:


Pattern: Ottobre 3/2012 #36 Street Gear.
Fabric: Denim and ‘sneakers’ from Crafty Mamas.


3 thoughts on “Ottobre pants

    • They look great in a firmer fabric, I think, but I also love the nylon ones you made. So sorry to hear they started to rip. Shows they were well loved though! I really like the knee detailing on these. How did you find the length? Did you have the same issue with the ‘knee’ not being at the right height?

  1. Hi there again! I found the length to be okay. I thought they looked a little long at first. However, when my son bent his knee, the fabric was in the right place. So, I figured that was how it was supposed to be. LOL My son liked them. I offered to shorten them the next time, but he said he liked them the way they were.
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