I really enjoyed making these pants! I also have officially conquered any lingering fears about sewing with knits now. These were sooo easy to sew up. I think sometimes the issue with knit is the type of knit that is used, I made these with Laguna knit in red by Robert Kaufman that I purchased from fabric.com. The pockets were made from scrap knit also in the Laguna line of the butterfly print. It’s a great quality knit.
But back to the pattern. These are the Agathe et Theo pants by Filles à Maman
. Mel from Filles à Maman designed these as part of the Aspiring Designs Challenge
happening over at Pattern Revolution
.The pants include pleated detail in the front as well as pockets. They are super quick to sew up and you don’t need a serger. I made these on my sewing machine only. The cuffs and waistband are made using the same fabric, so no need for rib knit.
The instructions are thorough and she includes the markings for making the pleats so no guesswork is involved.
|Babies are not the easiest to photograph while wearing pants or shorts when awake. 🙂
I made the 12m size for my big 6 month old. They are a little long on her as she seems to have a long torso and short legs (or maybe a long torso for her age but with normal legs?) so they end up looking a little baggier on her than on other testers. (Since they are pushed up on the legs more). But that’s not really a problem as it just means she wear them longer (unless her bum grows at a faster rate than her legs! :/)
These are so comfy (I’m assuming, but she didn’t complain while wearing them). Another one I will be definitely making more of. I just need more knit. I don’t really think she needs 5 pairs of red pants! And Miss SillyBean has also a requested a pair of these!
Also the pattern is bilingual (French and English) as the designer is French Canadian from Quebec. So another definite plus for me was the opportunity to work with a fellow Quebecker. Love that I was able to support a Canadian designer! Check out the rest of the designers in the Aspiring Designers Challenge
over at Pattern Revolution and enter for your chance to win each of the patterns!