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Castaway Cargos


    The Castaway Cargos are ready for a day of rough and tumble play! Your little one will be thrilled with the authentic cargo pockets which feature an optional extension for maximum carrying capacity. Pattern also includes front pockets, welt pockets in back, a faux fly, an extra comfy knit, elasticized waistband with optional drawstring and accent top stitching throughout.

    Pattern comes with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. Pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting. 

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    You may sell items made with this pattern. You may not resell, copy, or redistribute this pattern in any form.

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    1. Cargo pants  star rating

      Posted by Bernice on 7th May 2016

      Pattern for the Cargo pants was wonderful to work with. I have made both the long and short version nd look forward to making many more.

    2. Easy to follow instructions  star rating

      Posted by Mica on 22nd Apr 2016

      Thank you for an easy to follow pattern. I love the option for different fabric for the pockets. really allows you to make a one of a kind item for your little one.

    3. Perfect multipurpose pattern  star rating

      Posted by Sabrina Ropp on 15th Apr 2016

      My sensory boys despise pants that don't have a "comfy" waistband, and I love that these fit their need while also being appropriate for everything from play shorts to dress pants (leave off the cargo pockets, and the welt pockets and faux fly make them perfect for church pants!)

    4. Perfect for my boys  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2016

      Made up a bunch of shorts for my 3 boys. They are perfect for them! I love the knit waistband especially since my kids are 5 & under. Makes it super easy for the oldest two to take on and off themselves. This has quickly become my go to pattern for pants!

    5. LOVE these shorts!  star rating

      Posted by Kim B on 14th Apr 2016

      These shorts are so great! Not only do they use woven fabrics, so I can pick up character fabrics at my local Joann Fabrics, but the directions are super easy to follow! I have already made 5 of these, and will be making many more!

    6. Ready for the boys  star rating

      Posted by Carol on 14th Apr 2016

      These are just too cute. Can't wait to make them.

    7. Love, love, love!  star rating

      Posted by Stacy on 10th Apr 2016

      These are great pants! I have made both pants and shorts using this pattern for both my son and daughter. Love the pattern, easy to use, and they look great! I decided my son needed a pair of these minus the cargo and welt pockets for Easter dinner and I whipped them up in less than 2 hours from cut to finish. No one could tell they were handmade.

    8. Perfect Trousers!  star rating

      Posted by MARIA HANDS on 4th Sep 2015

      I've made tons of these this summer. The first pair were upcycled from an old pair of my trousers - then I made a few pairs of shorts, without the cargo and welt pocket - just the pockets at the hip. Really versatile pattern with so many different options. I found it true to size, I made a few as age 10 for my 10 year old, and couple of age 12, that will see him through the winter too.

    9. Perfect for Uniforms!  star rating

      Posted by Amber Brooks on 2nd Sep 2015

      My son has to wear uniforms for school and they cannot have cargo pockets. He has a 21" waist but needs an almost 7" inseam on shorts to be just below the knee (size 6). The castaway cargos are perfect! I made a size 6 without cargo pockets to comply with the dress code and I left off the back welt pockets as he would not use them. He absolutely loves them! He didn't want buttons as they take too long to do and he doesn't use a fly yet. This pattern was so easy to make and they look awesome! I know my son can grow 4" and the shorts will still fit and comply with dress code. My daughter wants a pair now too. Awesome pattern!

    10. The best pattern for pockets!  star rating

      Posted by Sophie Laramee on 23rd Mar 2015

      Much more easy to make than it seamed! There's 3 kind of pockets in those pants and I'll use these with other pattern in the future. Perfect fit on my little boy.

    11. Love these!  star rating

      Posted by Melissa on 28th Nov 2014

      Such great pants! I was unsure about the faux fly at first. It sounded intimidating. But the instructions were easy to follow and the resulting pants are prefect. I love using a fun accent fabric to line the pockets. I have made several of these now with varying numbers of pockets. When I am taking my time, I add lots of pockets. When I want a pair of pants pronto, I skip some of the pockets. Either way, this pattern makes a nice pair of cute pants!

    12. A great pair of pants  star rating

      Posted by Van N. on 23rd Nov 2014

      I made these with pul and lined it with fleece so my son can have more than one pair of snow pants. They turned out really great! There will be some cargo shorts in my future!

    13. My favorite pants pattern  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 18th Sep 2014

      My kids all prefer elastic waisted pants and I love how quickly I can make a pair. I can whip out a a pair in one night. I have modified the pockets to make pull on jeans, left off pockets to make dress pants, and have included the cargo pockets on other pairs. Although I have several other peek-a-boo pants patterns, this is my go to pattern when my kids need pants.

    14. Tricky  star rating

      Posted by Jessica Johnson-Gammon on 3rd Jul 2014

      Very clear and easy to follow pattern. I loved the pocket style as it's one I have attempted on my own before and not quite gotten right LOL. Got it this time and made some super cute July 4th shorts.

    15. Clear and easy directions  star rating

      Posted by Conie on 1st Jul 2014

      This was my first try with boys clothing. The directions were very clear and easy to follow. The only problem was the cargo pocket on the small size 2T sewed the side pocket partially closed.

    16. hip and comfy  star rating

      Posted by Ashley on 5th Jun 2014

      These are the cutest shorts/pants that are also comfortable for your kiddo to run around and play in. The knit waistband is simply genius and I love that I can get them on my kids without fussing over a fly, just pull em up and you're good to go! I learned to make welt pockets using this pattern and I never knew how simple it was until I made these pants. It may seem intimidating but the instructions are clear and the result is fabulous.

    17. Pushed My Comfort level but loved result  star rating

      Posted by Alisha on 24th May 2014

      I love how versatile this pattern is. I did not have experience with pockets the first time I made this but the pattern is written so I could understand and see what I needed to do to make a great final product. My guy is tall and skinny and this was easy to customize to fit him well so they did not look too bulky. Amy was great in giving me guidance to help me do this correctly. These sew up so fast if you need a pair of plain shorts with no pockets.

    18. Soooo Great  star rating

      Posted by Jeanne Austin on 22nd May 2014

      I was worried that this was over my head but the directions are very clear and when I had a doubt I was able to get feedback from the facebook group. I cannot wait until she writes more patterns. ( hopefully some adult patterns also!)

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