I’m excited to be part of the Muse of the Morning Pattern Tour today! Chrissy has some really cute patterns and I chose to review her Almost One Size Truly Scrumptious Pants. There is a giveaway on her blog here and if you can’t wait to see if you won, there is a coupon code (BLOGTOUR30) which will get you 30% off all patterns bought through her website (not Etsy or Crafty).
I was given this pattern for participating in the tour, but love and recommend it! I know I’ll be making more!
The basic pant pattern is the same for all the sizes, just longer for each size up. I have to admit I was a little skeptical that the same size would fit my scrawny almost-three-year-old and my chunky little almost-one-year-old, but I’m a convert!
The pants go together very quickly – I think they would have taken half an hour, except for my bad habit of not leaving well enough alone.
For Timmy’s pants I had some 2.5″ squares left over from this quilt, so I pieced together the sides and used some of the extra bias tape to finish the bottom of the legs – after taking off about an inch so they wouldn’t be too long.
The main fabric is some kind of linen something from my stash that makes for a very lightweight, comfortable pair of pants.
And they look so cute on that chunky, diapered butt!
For John’s I used a brown broadcloth and managed to eek out the stripes from a tiger print fat quarter. You can kind of see the little strip of brown I had to add to the bottoms to get the length.
And of course I had to add pockets for his favorite stuffed animal – catfish. They’re very simple rectangles of the brown, sewn into a square, turned right side out, and sewn into the side seams. They’re little small, but so are his hands!
I definitely recommend this pattern if you’re looking for a quick pair of pants for your little boy or girl! I fully intended these as jammie pants for the boys, but they’ve been wearing them all week – groceries, playdates, lunch with Gramma – they’re just so light and comfortable! Perfect for a warm but windy spring :)
Be sure to check out all the rest of the tour and grab your patterns while they’re on sale!