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UPDATE: As promised, I have made these for the 5th time. The only changes I made to the size was to add back the 1.25" to make them the length as drafter for the 3T. I also added about 1/4" to the crotch height in front and back as that was the only area that the pants were beginning to be too tight .
they are still really cute basics that are a nice departure from the ubiquitous leggings. I added a cute bitty bots embroidery from Urban Threads.
See the Photos here!
4th pair: I used the pants pattern to make a pair of knee length "board shorts" for beach and water play this summer. We live near the beach, so she will need outfits like these year round! They turned out so stinkin' cute- made a rash guard out of Olliver + S Raglan tee to match. LOVE!
This pattern will continue to be a go to for me. See a beach photos here.
From the envelope: "Let's take a stroll outside. This boy's or girl's casual pull-on top and knit pants pattern features an easy-to-sew, casual, color-blocked pullover designed to be sewn in woven fabrics. The top can be made in lightweight fabrics for a casual shirt or in heavier fabrics for use as a layering piece in place of a sweatshirt or jacket. The pull-on knit pants have a hidden elastic waist and are designed for knits with at least 25% stretch."
I made the pants and would add that they are really cute, straight legged knit pants with a curved yoke and slim fit through the waist and hips. I perfect, yet cute, basic for boys or girls!
6 mo -12 yrs
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions are excellent and make for a very nicely finished pant. I am finding that all of the Oliver + S patterns that I make are equal in their excellent drafting and terrific instructions!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I made these pants 3 times, for the One Pattern Many Looks contest. I lost my review and didn't get it in by the deadline, but I am still very happy with the pants. They are soft, comfy, and pretty darn cute. I love that she has something besides leggings to wear- as she isn't a fan of jeans or stiff material. Knit is a go to for her!
The pants are drafted very well, with a lower waistline. The drafting definitely makes them look RTW and not homemade.
Original pair (muslin) was in baby pink stretch velour. Her second pair is a very cute french terry/lycra piggie print from Superbuzzy in Ventura, CA, and her third pair is from a very nice quality thick men's XL tie dye tshirt found at the thrift store. I call the tie dye pants her beach pants- we do live in SoCal, you know!
All photos here
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No design changes, just adjusted the length to fit her.
I used the size 3T and shortened them by 1.25 inches. The 2T would've been to slim for her. My daughter is 2.5 years, and wears what I would call 2.5T Lots of her 2T clothing is getting small, but many 3Ts are still too long. She grew 2 inches between November and early January, so she had outgrown most of her pants! (for reference- she is about 45%tile in weight and 60%tile for height)
I didn't use the pattern guide for waist elastic, as my daughter was here to measure. I pre-stretch my elastic by hand, then cut it about 1.5 inches smaller than her waist.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew it again and would highly recommend it to others. I think this pattern is a bit of a sleeper- maybe because the envelope art is dull. I am sure that this would be just as cute on a boy as it is on my daughter!
I absolutely love these pants. Thankfully, my daughter does too! Another plus is that she can easily take them on and off herself, which is important to potty learning and general independence.