We already had an owl version of the Jacob trousers, and a fox version soon took over my thoughts too.
For this one, I went back to my pile of hubby trousers that are ready to be recycled. Why they just keep on piling up? A while ago, there was a screw protruding from below his bicycle saddle. That screw kept stroking my hubby’s toosh, not knowing that I’m the only one with that privilege. To keep a long story short, this screw ended up making a hole in each one of hubby’s trousers. Except for this hole, the fabric was still in good condition. So I piled these trousers up, and they are coming of good use now.
Making smaller trousers out of bigger trousers, it’s quite handy. Although I must admit I’m starting to run out of fabric when it comes to these Jacob trousers. Flared legs need more fabric, and size 98 Jacob trousers will be the largest ones I can make from the bigger ones.
Anyway, recycling trousers means you measure everything out precisely, to make sure you get each part cut. And then I made a rookie mistake: I cut 2 left back legs. And I did not have enough fabric left to cut another right one. Sigh. Time to improvise.
I used some of the fabric that I was about to use for the foxy back pockets to add a strip somewhere in between the right back leg. Utmost concentration to make sure I would get it right. And still I almost made the same mistake again.
For the pockets, I rounded the corners of the pocket flap, and I used white cotton to make that flap. To turn it into a fox, I used red-brown nicky velours.
Its nose is a kamsnaps button. The eyes I made out of flex foil.
At first I refitted the original waist band, but just as with that other pair of recycled trousers it turned out that this made it more difficult to pull them up and down. So I cut everything loose again, and I cut another strip of the red-brown fabric. Since it’s a bit stretchy, it could serve as binding.
It does make it a lot easier to get to the potty in time (kind of a must, if you are a toddler).
And while I was cutting loose waist bands anyway, I got the other pair out again as well, and replaced the waist band with binding too.
Looks a lot flashier, doesn’t it?
Do you recycle cloths now and then? Or do your bicycles know to keep their screws to themselves?
- Main fabric: Corduroy from a recycled pair of trousers
- Waist band, added strip and fox nose: nicky velours from my cousin’s bag
- Fox face: white cotton
- Nose: kamsnaps
- Eyes: Flex foil