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Monday, February 28, 2011

Comfy Kids Pants


If you've been following Celebrate the Boy on Made, then I'm sure that you've seen Dana's fantastic tutorial on Kids Pants.  Clark seems to run out of pants before anything else, so I decided to make up a pair for him. Normally, I don't like plain pants, but I love the slightly flared leg, and wide hem on these pants.


I ended up shortening Dana's pattern a bit, though I wish that I would have left the length for a wider cuff.  Dana says that the pants fit a slim/tall 2-3 year old.  My son is not quite two and a half, and normally wears a 2T in pants.  These pants were a bit snug through the diaper area.  If he were just wearing undies, they probably would fit a bit more comfortably.  

To be quite honest, I didn't read her tutorial, and I took the liberty of using a 5/8 inch seam allowance.  If I'd used 3/8 of an inch, they would probably have fit better through the behind.



 Clark loves these pants.  They must really be comfortable.  I did sneak one small pocket on the back of the left side of the pants, unfortunately I wasn't able to get a clear shot of it.

Dana recommends doing two stitching lines on the hem of the pants.  I recommend finishing the raw edge of the hem, turning the hem up, and then using a twin needle.  Using a twin needle ensures that your stitch lines are uniform.

Never used a twin needle before?  You can find more information on twin needle stitching here.

2 comments:

Emily said...

These look great! I made Ansley a pair today but they're big all over except where I shortened them. I kind of wish I'd left more length for a thicker hem too. What material did you use?

Michele Pacey said...

love the pants and they look super-comfy! these look simple enough to make as well... hmm, might just give these a shot!