Most of the trousers I make my kids are elastic waist pants. I have been doing a bit of stash-busting this week. I was going to eek out a skirt for myself from this fabric, but really, such a classic (boring) skirt is not one that I would wear a lot. So my son got this remnant piece. I combined it with a thrifted zipper and button and an Ottobre pattern that I traced off years ago and never used.
He is most pleased with them and asked me "could you remind me that I have these Mum, so that I can wear them again?". Unlike the other umpteen pairs that I have made him and are either lodged at the back of the drawer or have been handed down to nephews, hardly worn.
I only had enough fabric for one back pocket.
He is wearing it with a linen shirt that I re-made for his brother 5 years ago. It has been worn twice in those years. Once to a christening and once to a wedding. Apparently it is a really, really itchy linen. The shirt was way too big when I bought it, so I cut it down and used the scraps to add the pockets, pocket flaps, and sleeve tabs.