Thursday, May 21, 2015

Moustache pants.

This little guy could use some more bottoms and I have a few prints in my stash waiting for the perfect pattern.  I wanted something sort of baggy with cuffs, I wasn't too particular other than that. I found myself on pinterest and etsy this morning when it hit me, Ottobre.  I have had a subscription for a while now, but it's more eye candy than anything to me.  I really need to use them more often.  So I went through my stack and found something to experiment with before I cut in to my 'good' fabric.   

I used the 3/2013 #4 Summer Sea.

I had literally just enough of this fabric to cut out the 80cm size.  I have used it in the past for Jack and he loves it, he was sad when he outgrew the tee and hoodie.  

The only thing I didn't love was how high the waistband goes up, but it doesn't but me enough to figure out how to modify it.

They are a harem style, and while I never actually thought I would make my kids this style, I don't hate it.  In fact I kind of love them on him.

The pant piece is only one piece of fabric, cut on the fold and sewn together in the back and inseam.  It took me a minute while looking at the pattern piece and instructions to wrap my head around how it would work out, but once I cut the fabric it was obvious and quite genius.

I constructed the pants and wasitband as instructed, but just folded the cuffs in half rather than add elastic to them too.


  1. He is adorable and I know what you are saying about Harem pants but these look so cute!

  2. I love these!!! Harem pants seem so perfect and practical for babies, right? I mean, they are comfy and you can move in them, and who cares if you look like MC Hammer if you're still in diapers? I love these ... are these the same ones I made for my friend? I need to go look at that issue ... well done!

  3. I made these for L as sleeping pants and they were brilliant. So comfy. We called them her MC Hammer pants too Inder!

  4. Very cute! Could you fold the waistband in a yoga waistband, maybe?