Are you ready for some more PANTS!!!!! Today's review is of the Field Research Pants by Scientific Seamstress. They pants ZIP off into short - how cool is that!!!! Perfect for transitioning between seasons and making sure the things you make for your guy will last for a while.
We are also introducing Andrea, the newest member of our team.... take it away girl.....
Boys are happy, cuddly, wonderful creatures; however.... not so much when I go into my handbag after a day out, and one of the little treasures has filled the bottom of it with rocks, shells, 8 legged creatures....don't ask....etc. If you have a 'collector', these pants are perfect, just make sure you check all the pockets before washing.
To be honest, I was a little daunted when I first looked at the Field Research Pants, so many options and details. 'Zippers and Pockets and Belt Loops oh my' ! They looked fantastic and I was unsure as to whether I could 'pull them off' so to speak . What I found, was in typical Scientific Seamstress fashion (pardon the pun) clear, precise, step by step instructions that resulted in a fantastic pair of pants.
The best thing about this pattern is the number of options that it offers (Mock fly, Belt loops, Hip pockets , Back pockets and Side pockets) I'm sure there is a mathematical equation, and hey I was clever before I had children and I probably could have told you exactly how many different combinations you could make, but for now let's just say its quite a few. The only criticism I have (and it is a very minor one and probably my fault for not measuring first) is that I thought they would have had a slightly looser fit. All in all a fabulous pattern.
• The pattern includes size chart and helpful chart of inseam finished lengths. It also includes separate cutting lines for the waistband to either on the natural waist or slightly lower.
• Sizes start from a 3-4 and go through to a 13-14 they are a fantastic option for older boys.
• As with all the Sceintific Seamstress patterns that I have sewn with, you are given a printing guide to print out only the size you require – saving on paper usage.
• Directions are incredibly thorough – no 'guessing' required.
• If you decide to include every option it is a lengthy project. To be honest, with so many little ones interrupting me all the time it is kind of hard to give a true length of time taken, but I would suggest setting aside 3 – 4 hours of uninterrupted sewing time (something I can only dream of) .
• I would suggest this is an intermediate level pattern (depending on how many of the options you wish to include) the full version does include zippers and button holes.