This is my first time participating in KCWC although I’ve been wanting to for awhile. I just never seem to get in gear. To be honest, I almost missed it again. But, I knew I had to start sewing when I saw that elsie marley was using Dana’s Basic Kids Pants in her pre-kcwc countdown. I love Dana’s tutorials, many of them have been on my to do list, including these pants. So it was time to start sewing.
I have never sewn pants before, nor had I sewn anything for my son. So I guess this post has a lot of firsts in it! I ended up using her pattern as is. My son is wearing 18-24m sizes right now, but when I attempted to draft my own pattern it was pretty much the same, so I just went with hers. I increased the seam allowance to 1/2 in. to slim the pants a little and it worked perfectly. I added pockets too and I love them! They really finish the pants nicely.
The fabric is a home decor weight that I bought at Joann’s years ago. But I liked the stripes and thought it looked kinda boyish. I made a little mistake when cutting the pattern because I didn’t notice the VERY subtle difference between the right and wrong side of the fabric. Sooo, I ended up cutting the pattern twice and maybe in the future I will sew another pair with a smaller seam allowance when he gets a little bigger. I used some left over plaid to line the pockets. The pattern leaves plenty of length in the pants so hems can be let down as your kiddo grows. I thought I got the hem at the right measurement, but I was little off, so I’ll redo that shortly. In the meantime he’s sporting a rolled cuff.
Here’s the pocket facing. It’s always a fun touch to mix up the fabrics a little bit, it makes it more interesting.
I love these, I think they turned out great! I’ll re-hem and we’ll be good to go. Tell me that hair isn’t awesome.