Pieced Pants with GUEST: Kojo Designs

I hope you’re not sick of pants yet! I promise I’ll be sharing other items throughout the month-long celebration. But since pants are a main staple in any boy’s wardrobe, one can always use more inspiration, right? Then let’s talk about today’s guest!….a site many of you are familiar with: Kojo Designs.

Kirstin and Jordan are creative sisters who sharing amazing decor ideas and all sorts of cute girly clothing. In fact, they’re well-known for their feminine projects and anthro-inspired ideas. But recently on the Project Run and Play competition they shared this cool Vintage Vail outfit. And I was totally rooting for them. How cute are these photos and clothing?
And today Kojo Designs is sharing a boy project that fits right in line with our Kid Pants series. So let’s here from the ladies!….
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Hello there, friends!
I’m Kirstin (half of a team of sisters who blog over at
kojodesigns); I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here today.

One year ago, during the first round of Celebrate the Boy, I was mama to an almost two-year-old son (Burke). I don’t know if I’ve ever loved a blog series quite as much as I loved Celebrate the Boy 2010. See, I think the internet is bubbling over with terrific ideas involving dresses and ruffles, but sorely lacking in the boy crafting department. I loved the idea of making things for Burke, but hadn’t attempted much. Celebrate the Boy was the antidote to that.
Can I tell you something? I see myself as more of a ‘girl mom.’ With the amount of crafting that goes on at my house, my love for dresses (and making dresses!), and especially the delight I find in my friendships with my sisters (requiring not just one, but more than one daughter!), I always figured that we’d have a house full of girls. Imagine my surprise when the delivery room echoed with “It’s a BOY!” refrains on Burke’s birthday. The real surprise, however, has been how much I’ve loved being a mama to a dirt eating, sword wielding, ball tossing, lego crashing, car zooming Little Man. What a fantastic idea to devote a whole series to celebrating boys in all their rough and tumble goodness!
Which brings us to today’s tutorial! Recently, I made Burke a pair of super comfy, pieced jersey pants. Want a little rundown on the fabulous features? Since the pants are made of old t-shirts, they’re extra comfy (bonus- the upcycling translates into nearly free as well).
The drawstring is perfect for accommodating an extra-tiny waist (or any waist-size, really). Also, the exposed seams and pieced jersey give the pants a colorful, modern look. Best of all, Burke loves them, which always equals a craft success in my book. Come on over to kojodesigns for details. And, on behalf of boy moms everywhere, thanks to Dana and Rae for hosting this most-fabulous-of-all blog series’ for a second year! We’ll be checking out the goodness every day. Twice.

You’ll find the complete tutorial
HERE on Kojo Designs.
Thanks Kirstin for sharing your ideas with us!
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Make sure you check out Made by Rae’s guest today as well–the impressive Collette Patterns. She’s classy, a bit vintage, and full of helpful sewing info and tips.

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