*This pattern will release on Wed, October 9th at an amazing introductory price!!!
I tend to go for classic modern looks for my children - interchangeable pieces that aren't too matchy matchy. But, as baby girl gets older I am being seriously seduced by the boutique ends of girl clothing - tons of ruffles, coordinating fabrics, a hint of vintage flair. I'm taking baby steps ;o)
Anyway - the cool thing about these pants is that they can bridge the gap for me between classic modern and boutique. They come with options for shorts, capris, or pants; a contrasting band, single ruffle, or double ruffle; and TWO pocket options. Great options from a single pattern!!! Kim, the genius behind Stitchwerx, made sure to create a great fitting stovepipe pant with a ride that is higher in the back than the front and accommodates diapered bums perfectly.
These pants are already be worn on a regular basis in our house and are perfect for fall and spring - only time will tell how those ruffles hold up in winter snow ;op
I am so happy that I was able to test this pattern! Free Pattern = $0
The White pair are made from a polyester skirt that was handed down to me and the grey bands are leftover scraps from a quilt my mom made for my niece. Materials: $0
The Grey pair were once a pair of maternity pants, since I never plan on being pregnant again, lets cut those babies up!!! I really love the look of the double ruffle. Materials: $0
The Brown pair were another maternity pant throw away, I love the fabric on these! I used scraps from another outfit I made for baby girl to line the pockets. These have the single ruffle. Materials: $0
***The Brown pair were from the second round of testing after Kim reworked the rise and fit, the proportions are spot on in the final version!***
|*poor baby girl was soooooo sick when I was trying to take these pictures|
I did have to use elastic I bought at the store(I can occasionally salvage elastic from old things, but I didn't have any on hand for these) - but all three pairs took less than one spool of $2.00 elastic... so we'll say maybe $1.50 worth of elastic.
$1.50 total for THREE pairs of pants - I'll take it ;o)
You still have time to enter your own $0 creations to the Flickr Group - there are so many GREAT projects over there, so make sure you go check them out!!! I'll be highlighting some of my favorites tomorrow!