Making lots of baby pants
I can’t say enough nice things about this Simplicity 2907 pants pattern. It’s unisex, it’s simple to make, pops onto the baby easily with an elastic waist, and its four-part design allows for cutting a variety of styles. And using the same pattern over and over means working faster without cutting corners.
First, though, I used photocopies of the pieces to make the pants a little bit skinnier.
Took 1/2″ off each side; Mr. Baby is long and lean.
Some of the pants will be four pieces, as written. Some have solid backs but two-piece topstitched fronts. Some I converted into two-piece by lengthening the fronts by about 5 1/2 inches on each side. The wovens will get pockets, the knits and fleeces will not.
Mass cutting followed. Then lots of pinning together. Then stacked according to thread color, which is how I’ll sew them, a color at a time.
These four-piece pants got cut from a UFO denim skirt from a time when I had zero understanding of grain.
Otherwise, why would I have used straight ribbon to finish the waistband? Hence the resulting mess.
Just enough left to get pockets.
We’ll see if these pockets actually work. It was a tight fit in the end.