Last month while at Jo-anns I was browsing, not there for anything in particular (that can be dangerous sometimes!), and came across this fabulous stretch denim. Totally not my style, but it caught my eye. I told myself I was being ridiculous, what would I do with it?? I thought maybe Abby would like it (she did), but still resisted. So I walked around some more and ended up back at the rack, staring. Three times I repeated this before I just caved and put it in my cart. I fully intended to wash and sew it immediately. But of course, things don't always go according to plan. I saw it last night in my stash and realized if I was going to make some pants, it was now or never- by March we are usually in shorts, of course pants can be worn year round, but I don't typically put them on the kids in the really hot months.
Then came the dilemma, what pattern? I had a pair of Peekaboo skinny jeans cut out from last year that I lost interest in (bad, I know) and was almost positive I didn't want to use that pattern. I had a specific look in mind, I wanted a slim fit, almost legging like. I don't quite remember how, but I ended up researching the Hosh Pants pattern. There were tons of cute versions, and most with loud patterns- perfect! And it had the slim fit I was looking for.
Izzy (not pictured, just in case you don't know their names, ha!) measured in to the 12m- what?! I wasn't sure I believed that so I went ahead and made the size 2T (there is no 18m option) with 3T length. For George, I would make the 12m with 3T length next time, she is swimming in them!
The fabric is really busy so in the pictures it kind of hides how baggy the bum is, but the elastic is cinched waaay up!
I must admit, I can't really give a review of the pattern instructions, I didn't follow them at all. I read through and decided to make them with a mix of Oliver +S and Clever Charlotte knowledge. But I like the pants, the fact that they are one piece for the legs makes for an easier way to show off prints (I hate pattern matching with a passion), I will definitely be making these again (maybe next fall).