The Owly Baby Yoga Pants come in sizes NB through 6T, so I thought it would be a great pattern for my baby and preschooler-- to make them matching pants, of course. Plus it is a downloadable pdf, so I could reprint it over and over as needed, which I always love. I also thought it was high time for me to try another pants pattern (I have used this one over and over and over and I have just been making it longer now that the preschooler is too big for the largest size).
|Here they are in sizes 12 mo and 4T, without the optional added inch for a longer waistband and without being hemmed (also an option).|
I thought the pattern was easy to use, and I even learned something new. She has you attach the legs together by putting the pant legs inside each other, right sides together, and stitch with them in one pile. I hadn't tried that before, and it made it a lot easier. This method allowed me to go quickly in making that seam, since I didn't have to readjust at all mid-seam.
They are also very easy because the legs just have an inner seam instead of inner and outer seams (less stitching). I whipped up both pairs in under an hour, from printing to photo.
However, once I put these on the kids I ran into a couple of issues.
The baby pants fit great and are adorable. The waistband is a bit loose, but they stay up, even without a diaper. The waistband tends to unroll, but not enough to make them fall down or have a modesty issue.
I don't have a photo of the preschooler's pants on because they fell off right away. The waistband was so loose that they didn't stay over his hips. The length was right, or a bit short (maybe he is a 5T-- but if he is, then they definitely shouldn't have fallen down off the waist). I am going to need to add some elastic inside the waist, but I may have to tack it in place since it is such a wide waistband. I may need another solution.
Overall, these are a nice find. They aren't fabulous because I am going to need to tweak the pattern to make it fit. But maybe that is one of the benefits of making your own clothing~ that you can change the fit to make it just right. And they sure are cute... and quick and easy.