Mr. Baby needed some pants so I tried out some baby pants patterns last fall.
Same basic shape – two pieces and an elastic waist. Started with gray stuff from the stash to try them out and finished two wearable muslins. I cut size L / 18 mos for both.
Decently basic gray waffle knit. I think this fabric’s from Gaffney’s.
Stitched and zig-zag finished on good old Singer Stylist 776.
In truth, the fabric will make better shorts for summer than pants.
Then for wovens:
Using some distressed gray bottomweight cotton also from a pile. I wonder if it was waxed at some point? It emerged from the washing machine with interesting lines and marks on it.
My search for a flat-front baby pants pattern for 12-18 mos turned up zilch. (This freebie’s available once he’s a size 2-3.)
I gave it a try though on this pattern, marking the waist at each side and stitching the elastic casing just across the back part.
Top-stitched a fake-o fly because it looks cute.
In retrospect, should have marked the waist at about 1″ toward the front from the exact side, because now the flat part wraps farther around than it should.
Also should had placed the pockets more toward the front than right at the exact side point since they’re now skewed toward the back.
Live and learn. Both are decent everyday pants for Mr. Baby to wear.
And now I know how they fit.