I absolutely adore this design for baby pants by Purl Soho. I love the shape, particularly the insert for cute baby bottoms. I love the pattern – its simplicity, conservation of fabric, sizing and very clear instructions. I especially love that these pants allows me use up scraps of fabric and recycle my own clothes. I also love that the pattern is free!
I am so enamoured with this pattern, that I made nine pairs in a row. That’s right, I sewed the same dang thing nine times over. Three in each of the size ranges, varying the colours and fabrics.
The contrast fabric is used on the backside, to accommodate fat nappy bums. It peeks through a bit below the crotch on the front. I added the turn-ups by shortening the leg slightly and attaching a folded extension, so that they can be rolled up or down.
The dark blue plain fabric is from the amazing Asia Gallery and Vintage Fabric Emporium – an Aladdin’s cave of Japanese fabrics including vintage kimonos, indigo samples, shibori, and random cuts of silk and cotton. Cotton kimono are only $20 each, and I got this length (about 2 metres) for $5.
Update: click here to see the pants on my sweet girl!