These pants were super easy to make, and my first time trying the Kid Pants pattern by Dana from Made.
But I didn’t want to do just simple pants. So I added a mock fly, curved front pockets and patch pockets on the back.
I also used Dana’s tutorial for the flat front to the pants.
And finally, get my pants front and pocket pieces here (I designed them to use with the Kid Pants pattern), then follow the tutorial below.
First, these are a size 3T-ish. Print the PDF file with my pieces borderless. You’ll need to tape 3 pages together after printing to get the pants front piece, and then the other 3 pages are the pockets. Use 3/8″ seams.
Cut 2 of each piece, just like in the Made tutorial.
First, we’ll tackle the mock fly. With right sides together, finish the curved edge of the fly with a zig-zag or serger. If you use a serger, BE CAREFUL not to cut into the pants at the bottom of the fly (I know, I’ve done it). Honestly, because of the small area you’re working in, this is probably a time that zig-zagging is preferable to serging.
Next, you’re going to sew right up the front crotch line (including the dashed lines on my pattern piece) just as if there was no fly flap at all. Over the dashed line part, sew with a big basting stitch.
With the wrong side of the pants up, press the front crotch seam, pressing the fly flap to the left at the same time. Now carefully sew along the curved edge of the fly flap, securing it to the front of the pants.
Fold in the sides, then the bottom, then fold the top over twice and stitch the top down.
Pin the back pockets onto the pants back after the crotch seam is sewn but before the pants back is attached to the pants front.
Topstitch these into place around the sides and bottom, stopping at the corners with the needle in the fabric to turn. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end to reinforce the pockets.
And now just follow the Made tutorial to finish up the pants. Then head to the duck pond for a photo shoot.
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