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Willow & Co – Kudzu Cargos

I’m back today with another Willow & Co sew!! This time I’m showing you the Kudzu Cargos designed by Elisa of Charming Doodle. One of Elisa’s patterns that I really love (and want to get my hands on next) is the Knight Hoodie, so make sure to hop on over there after and check that one out too! I love how she’s coming out with great boy patterns. Needless to say, I’m pretty darn excited over here. 
So back to the Kudzu Cargos. This pattern includes two different fits, the relaxed fit (which I sewed) and the skinny fit and two different lengths, the pant length (which I sewed) and the shorts length. It also has optional cargo pockets (I included one) and a diagonal leg seam (which I didn’t include in this pair). 

First let me say, I have never sewn up a pair of jeans that truly look like a pair of jeans that you would buy at the store! And let me tell you something about these, I LOVE these. I love the details that Elisa has included in this pattern, like the back pocket’s diagonal seam and stitching, the way the cargo pocket is put together, among other things!

I sewed up a size 5 for C, and the fit is pretty relaxed. I really like them on him! I think the only difference I’d do next time (which will be included in the pattern I’m pretty sure) is include an elastic at the back of the waistband. I also need to hem them just a tad more, but that’s just little details.

For the fabric I used up a a pair of old jeans from the hubs. In all honestly, I actually used two pairs. One for the main pant pieces (legs) and another for the smaller details (pockets and waistband). I probably could have used up just the one pair, but I was worried about the different colouring and fading from where the back pockets were originally, so I just grabbed a second pair to finish these up to be on the safe side.

I love the way the waistband is on these pants (too bad I didn’t get a picture….), it has a jean front, with a ribbed knit back. Super comfy! I must say when I got C to try on his new jeans he loved them, he claimed they were really comfortable (that’s the goal buddy!! 🙂 ).

Overall I love how this pattern has so many options and becomes really versatile. It will definitely become one of our summer staples, I plan on making a couple of shorts for the boys with this one! And I’ve definitely got to get the diagonal leg seam on a few pairs. 
Well, that’s it for my Willow & Co testing/posting. Make sure to check out Willow & Co’s website for more info and details on the collection. The drawings are up on their blog. If you want to see more sneak peeks of the collection, search for #willowandcopatterns on Instagram and you’ll see a ton of inspiration. Oh and before I forget, the collection will be released April 22nd…so make sure to keep your eyes open for that! 

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    Elisa Clark
    April 15, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I love how you recycled jeans for these. Thank you so much for testing the pattern!

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    Julie Morin
    April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Thank you 🙂 It was my pleasure! It was great and the pattern is great!

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