|Eli with his best friend.|
They are the Blank Slate pant from Blank Slate Patterns by Melly Sews. I have made these guys several times and love them more each time. This time I added a couple of twists. For both the front and back I did patch pockets. I used the textured side of the shantung that I used on his vest. And then dressed the pockets up a bit with some cream satin piping and bright blue top stitching.
Then I did something really different. I added patches to the knees. I learned about this technique from Made by Rae. Pure genius. You build the patch into the pant so you don't have to add it later. I made these patches out of the same fabric, following the tutorial, and top-stitched with that same bright blue thread.
The best part is that he loves the look of them too. I think that built in patches will become a norm for us.