I’ve now made William two pairs of Made By Rae‘s excellent Parsley Pants. Both pairs are made from cord from Fabrics Galore. Here is my first attempt:

Parsley Pants 1

I thought they worked rather well. The pattern is super easy and amazingly quick, given that it only really involves two pieces. I did the flat-fronted version, which might have taken ten minutes longer than the basic version. I cut the size for a two-year-old and didn’t make any alterations.

Here is my second go:

Parsley Pants 2

This time, I shortened the crotch length by about an inch, to fit under W’s little tummy, and added a few inches to the bottom of the legs (as you can see, I added too much. I also should have enough patience to wait until the morning, when W is awake, to hem the trousers. But I don’t). Still, these are great, and the product of only one evening’s work, from getting out the pattern to completed trousers. Score.

Of course, the second time W worn the first pair, he caught them on a branch and tore a huge hole. Result: Parsley Shorts!

Parsley Shorts

Much more appropriate for the weather we’re having in London anyway.