(she was singing and dancing and making funny faces all through this photo shoot! it was pretty funny.)
i want to heart them so bad, but i only just kind of like them. i think they’re super cute. i love the blue with the red and white stripes, and the knee pads turned out better than i had hoped they would. but the fabric and fit are not so great. i used the flat front version of dana’s kid pants pattern, and some guidance from her knee pad tutorial. her tutorials are great; super well-written and very clear. dana provides a pattern in size 2T-3T, which I compared to a pair of the bee’s pants and i thought seemed ok. unfortunately, the waist is a bit too tight on my big-bellied child, which is not good given that we’re potty-training. the fabric is what i believed to be cotton or linen, from my mom’s stash. i was already questioning this fabric, but since i’ve been handling it more, and she’s worn it a bit, i think it’s officially… icky. we have a term for this in the textile world: sleazy. it feels a bit like i imagine school uniform fabric feels. in a see-through summer weight.
still, these are totally wearable, and i really want to revise the pattern for a larger waist, and try them in another fabric.
i rather like the way the back of the patch looks…
i put a little bias tape tag in the back of these pants and in the horsey t-shirt.
knee pads are a good idea.
they are the cutest trousers ever! yes you need to heart them, as you said practical too! I’m off to my girls wadrobe to apply hearts as we speak! xxxx
oh thank you! i hope they love the hearts!
me too! xxx