An easy win

Sometimes you need an easy sewing win – and that’s what these little wide wale cord pants for Julian were.




The pattern is from Ottobre 6/2012 pattern 5 Veijari pants. It comes in sizes 62-98. I made the 98 for Julian – he’s wearing a RTW size 3 and is 22 months old. I estimated Julian’s height with a tape measure to be about 96cm and the pants are fairly roomy and a bit long. They are a bit silly with no shoes on, but I probably won’t take them up. I get so sick of things getting too small so quickly that my kids end up in oversized clothes quite often.



The pattern has all this cool, but time consuming detail, which you can see from the shots above that I elimated – knee darts, mock fly, back yoke, front pockets and fancy back pockets. I kept the yoke for the red pair and squeezed some back patch pockets out of the fabric for the blue pair.


This is how I add seam allowances with these patterns – using a seam allowance guide – so much easier than any other method I’ve tried.


I did the elastic waistband using my favourite no-casing method, documented here.


Back pockets!

I love my little toddler in some snuggly winter pants and God knows I needed a sewing win!


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