Eking tiny khakis out of scraps — and rejiggering a pattern to make them fit
This pattern is a hit. And I’ve been pulling all kinds of fabric from the stash for Mr. Baby.
This khaki twill came from a thrift store and made me a skirt muslin years ago.
It’s such nice stuff I had no business making a muslin from it. But I don’t wear khaki so I chopped it up. At any rate, there was not enough left to cut pants straight from the envelope.
With some finagling, though, I turned the scraps into baby pants. Simplicity 2907.
The backs from went from four pieces to two. I lengthened the bottoms of the upper back pieces by about six inches, essentially making shorts into long pants.
The front uppers got cut out according to the directions. I eked out a two-inch piece on the bias for the knees, and then four-inch bottom fronts on grain. The bias cut wasn’t so much for design as just how the pieces fit.
Stitched the legs together and carefully topstitched them as directed.
Zigzagged the seams inside. And added a red tag in the back of the waistband.
No pockets this time. I just couldn’t make the pockets work, and didn’t want to mess around with any contrasting fabrics this time. Too classic.
(The orange markings came right out in the wash.)