Sunday, 5 February 2012

Three Quarter Pants...


I have just finished 3/4 pants, using Butterick B5019. I found the pattern to be on the large side and too long. I ended up taking two inces off the length. The fit is definitely not as snug fitting as in the picture. How good the instructions are, I don't know. I only used the pattern to cut out the fabric. 


Instead of the normal hem, I just made a 1/2" hem and then added three rows of shirring. The result was exactly the effect I was after.


Here are the bows I made using the tutorial by Dani, from Live Creatively Now. You can read the post on my perfect bows here. I popped one bow on the bottom of each leg, and one at the waist.


The extra width didn't matter. In fact, in this instance it is a good thing as I think it rather suits the style, not to mentions there is plenty of room for growth. The pants rather remind me of genie pants and that's the picture I had in my mind when I thought of adding the shirring.


There are still two more items to make before the outfit is finished. If you remember, I made a fourth bow with extra loops. I'm sure you can guess what that's going to be used for. I'll show you the completed outfit soon...

... Pam

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23 comments:

  1. How cute! I used to love to sew for my kids when they were litte. A small bit of fabric went a long way and everything was so cute! :D

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  2. The bows look fantastic in their spots Pam, very cute!

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  3. Oh, how cute are those! My daughter's been asking for a pair of genie pants, they seem to be everywhere this season. :)

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  4. These are darling!!! You are an official shirring pro! :)

    I've found Butterick patterns to be sized big too, so it's not just you. Babe is nearly 2 and can still wear things made as size 1 from their patterns....and she's a solid sized little girl too. :)

    Can't wait to see the complete creation!

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  5. So cute! I find that almost all the store bought pants patterns for kids are cut too roomy. In the paisley corduroy shorts I recently made, I think I cut at least 4" of width off both the front and back pieces and still had plenty of fabric gathered after I added the elastic waistband.
    Can't wait to see the rest!

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  6. So adorable. The little bows are the the perfect addition. I am not a pattern girl so I have no comment on patterns :)

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  7. These are sweet, can't wait to see the complete outfit! Thanks for linking it up on my blog.

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  8. They are adorable Pam and I love the cute little bows too.:)

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  9. Oh these are adorable! I love them!! I am going to have to keep an eye out for the pattern. My girls might need some pants like this for summer time!

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  10. Gorgeous little pants Pam! Looking forward to seeing the whole outfit!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. The little pink bows match perfectly!

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  12. What no bag this week? Pretty cute little pants :)

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  13. Those pants are just too cute! Love the little bows.

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  14. adorable! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  15. How adorable!! Thanks for linking up.
    Rachel

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  16. These are very cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  17. another super cute project for the little ones! love seeing those bows put to use! Thanks for linking up to Eat, Grow, Sew!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing these with us this week! I just LOVE them!

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  19. Serious cuteness!! Those little bows are the best part. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  20. Those bows are adorable!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  21. Darling! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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