I have a pair of shorts all cut out and ready to sew, but the weather is back to cold and rainy these days so I knew shorts wouldn’t get much wear. Then Es decided that she doesn’t like leggings or any other too-tight pants. I’m guessing that this will be a short-lived preference. But for now, I decided to sew some pants. These are the Kid Pants from MADE using the flat front and pocket options. I used the same basic pattern for her pajama pants, here.
These are designed to fit size 2/3 kids and they are perfect for tall and skinny kids. I used Robert Kaufman 21 wale corduroy for the pants with a bit of Robert Kaufman London Calling lawn for the pocket lining. Sadly you can’t really see the pocket lining, because this is such beautiful fabric. A glimpse here:
I contemplated putting the contrasting fabric on the outside of the pants but I’m trying to make more basic items that actually match with other clothes, so I restrained myself. And both fabrics were so soft and lovely to work with. I need to make more things out of this corduroy because it is absolutely lovely. One yard looks to be enough to make these pants and a pair of baby pants. Should we need some purple baby pants, that is.
Adding the pockets was fun, although I might try a different style for the next time. And despite multiple attempts to pin and measure and check, the pockets ended up not quite matching. Hopefully not too noticeable on a busy kid. I really like the flat front option and next time I might try making adjustable elastic on the back. They are quite baggy and should have room to grow (although I may increase the length a bit on the next pair).
And she paired them with a purple fleece this morning, because you can never have too much purple!