Oh my Murphy. My sweet, aggressively independent small man. He loves it all and I am going to try to help him embrace that.
Him- “Mom, can you make those special ninja pants for me- you know with the center way down here (points to his knees)”
Me- “you mean hammer pants? they are called drop crotch now”
“in that animal print you have at the studio”
“the tiger velour???”
That’s my baby. If some of you readers knew me when I was a kid, you may remember that I took (take) stripes pretty seriously as a neutral, animal prints are not that far off. What you do not know is the backstory to this fabric.
My youngest sister was obsessed with tigers. She was also a classic three-nager and was very strong willed when it came to wearing this tiger costume she had. Eventually it was so short the legs ended at her knees and we all tried to figure out how it was even worth wearing. My mother went to get fabric for a new suit finding this amazing stretch velour.
Time passed though and seester grew out of tiger-suit-wearing age and the fabric just stayed in my mothers stash. 20 years later, it has found love again. First as a pair of joggers for a teen, and now as Murphy’s favorite pants ever.
While I have made saurels and drop crotch pants in the past (see here-got my first internet shade for it too with posts to pinterest in the “nope” category!), They weren’t worn very long and they weren’t the best experience. These were a few ideas sort of thrown together that ended up working out just fine the first time around. I hacked a mini hudson base and added longer legs and a deeper crotch panel with it ending around the knees.
I don’t know if I could recreate them, but I do know that Murphy loves them and that is all that matters to me.