Kid’s Clothes Week Day 4: Floral Pants
To finish up Kid’s Clothes Week: Wild Things, we decided to make a pair of skinny jeans: wild flower style. Floral pants have been all the rage lately showing up in magazines, in stores, on Pinterest, and in the streets! It was only a matter of time before we took on the challenge!
I had some lovely coral floral fabric from Joann’s that I had purchased for a jacket (as it was a bottom weight) that would be perfect for the project. And it was definitely going to be a project, as I had never made a pair of pants before!
After searching for days, literally days, I found a pattern that I thought would be able to be the foundation for the floral pants. Believe me when I say that there are not many skinny pants patterns for young girls (or boys) out there! I ended up going with the W Pants pattern by Blank Slate Patterns. The pants have some pretty significant slouch to them (perfect for young boys), but they offered a unique slanted pocket design with instructions for welt pockets included. I knew I could alter these to make the perfect skinny pants!
Alterations I made:
- Smaller waist with little use of elastic for smooth finish
- Side zipper in order to take on and off
- Decreased the size of the bottom by adjusting the crotch (following the instructions from Collette Patterns here)
- Slimmed the pants from the hips to the ankle in 2 diagonal lines that were about 1 inch (plus seam allowance) larger than her actual leg measurements.
Overall, I think they turned out fantastic! I was especially proud as they were my first pants ever. If I had time to do again, I would make them even smaller in the bottom as they stretched out a little.
Here are some great shots from the, plus our inspiration!
We even added a little leopard print accent on the inside waist band as the theme is Wild Things, after all :)