These cute baby pants were among the first free patterns I tried and it was instant love. We got a lot of use out of these pants, since they lasted so long. They started out as quite baggy and in the end they were more like leggings.
On the picture to the left my son is one week old. He was a big baby, 4,5 kg at birth. To the right he was 15 weeks old. I can’t remember his size by then, but you get the picture. They really are grow with me pants. It’s those tall cuffs again, can’t beat them for making kids’ clothes that last longer.
I also made another pair, but forgot to add seam allowance to them, so they didn’t last as long. Here they are.
As part of the baby gift I posted yesterday I made a pair of baby leggings called the Petite Pegs from Patterns for Pirates. They are made from the softest and most stretchy french terry which was sponsored by Elvelyckan Design.
They run from size preemie to 12 months and have a little looser fit than many leggings, which I think is great for babies. Also I always forget they come with 1/2″ (1.25 cm) seam allowance included so I always make them even looser. Which has actually worked out well for me, since my son who is a skinny 2T /92 can still wear his 12 month/80 sized peg legs.
Never mind the dirty knees (and the ugly socks) on the photo to the left. It was taken before my son could walk. The photo to the right actually was too, but I didn’t let him crawl in those leggings before that photo was taken. I added grow with me-cuffs on the leggings to the right both at the ankles and at the waist so they will probably last him another year. I think it’s a good way of making the clothes I make for my boy a little bit more sustainable. Both leggings with dots are made from sponsored fabric from Elvelyckan design.
The shorts from yesterday’s outfit are also from Misusu Patterns and is free for members of their Facebook group. The pattern is called Olli Summer Shorts and Pants and is designed for woven fabric. I’ve made them from both knits and woven and both options work well.
As the name suggests you can make the Ollis either as shorts or pants and I’ve tried both but must say I prefer them as shorts.
The pattern comes with large pockets which I assume kids that are a little bit older than my son will appreciate a lot.