About a month ago I was really lucky to be included in a group of pattern testers, testing out the London Pants pattern from Petite Kids Boutique.
Can I tell you how much fun I had making these pants?? They are GREAT. They are SO cute, and they have a really great funky vibe to them. I really really like the finished product.
Anika told me she really likes pink and black together these days, so for hers I got some black twill and used hot pink buttons, thread, and contrast fabric for the cuffs.
I made her a Size 5, which fit her perfectly – if anything it was a little big in the waist, but that’s pretty typical for my kids. The length of the 5 was dead on for her though – maybe even a little too perfect? If I was making them again I might consider lengthening them just slightly. But they are great for right now!
(That’s if she agrees to wear them of course. Girl is SO BEYOND STUBBORN when it comes to her clothes – OY).
I made Sam’s out of black denim. I used the black and white seersucker as the lining fabric and orange topstitching.
I made the Size 2 for him, and they are definitely too big. Rolled up they fit him like pants rather than crops. But again, that’s Sam – he’s not a big guy; he’s starting to reach a point where he kind of fits into his “age” for clothes but pants are still hit and miss. He has a bunch of 12-18 month pairs that fit him beautifully except that they are too short. He has some Size 2′s that he can’t keep up. The boy is a mystery to me really – but I love these pants so much that I might make him a second pair in the size down until he grows into the next ones!
I can’t recommend this pattern more. The attention to detail is AMAZING and each step is so clearly laid out. The finished product is professional looking and so well constructed – they really are fantastic. The pants are sized from 12m to 8 years, and they work for both boys and girls which is like CRAZY bonus for me! And I’m willing to bet that based on the cut of the pants you could extend the pattern beyond 8 years just by lengthening a bit. DEFINITELY worth a try.
They are great fun – if you’re in the market for a good pants pattern, check this out for sure!