Today Jess is with us with a fun pair of pants – featuring a great side detail! Read on…
Melissa’s note: These pants are designed to have a normal fitted seat with a super slim fit through the legs. So if your child is also thinner than average, you may want to measure and adapt like I show in this series of videos.
These pants are so great - the knit fabric on the side allows them to have a little bit of stretchiness, so they can be skinny, but still allow them to move around. The pattern calls for a rib knit in the side panel, but I really wanted to use this checkered jersey. I was worried that it wouldn't be stretchy enough, so I cut the side panels a little bit wider.
I think for my boys' body types, though, it wasn't necessary for me to add that extra width. They can use all the skinny they can get, really. But I do love that now it showcases the checkered print more! Next time I will try blending the size 4 waist with the size 3 leg to get an even better fit.
Melissa is absolutely one of my favorite teachers of sewing techniques. This tutorial of hers taught me how to sew a zippered fly! So if you've never sewn a zipper into pants before, don't worry - she'll walk you through it easily. And soon you will want to zipper fly all the things!
I added some back pockets and used some fun variegated thread for my topstitching. Since boy sewing doesn't have ruffles or frills, it's great to add some small details like that for interest.
The Super Skinny Pants are super fun and easy to sew. You can get your own copy in the Blank Slate Patterns Shop!