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Topic: How NOT to make toddler pants...  (Read 1480 times)
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« on: January 18, 2011 10:51:24 PM »

So I wanted to make my son a pair of pants from my own design, and I had some cheap woven flannel and thought I would give it a go. I took all his measurements, designed them as flat front, with elastic in the back of the waistband to fit them around his butt. Since they were flat front, the rise measurements were different for the front and back. I spaced and made the rear rise the same as the front, about 2 inches too short, meaning the pants did not stick out enough in the butt to go over his diaper very well. The waist also could have been an inch bigger arond, maybe two. I added what I thought was plenty of ease, but I guess not.

So, lesson learned...when in doubt, add two inches! If they end up too big, at least they aren't too small. I am going to try these again, but with some cool blue and black buffalo plaid from the Walmart remnant bin. Wish me luck! And don't do what I did!

You can see how flat the butt is here...

At least my model liked them...

« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 12:12:59 AM »

So funny! and he sure looks happy  Grin

« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 01:29:00 PM »

Too bad really 'cause you matched up the plaid so well!

If you can't do it with duck tape...it can't be done!

« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011 02:55:13 PM »

Too bad really 'cause you matched up the plaid so well!

yeah, i probably spent well over an hour just cutting the pieces out, because my scissors are dull and i wanted the plaids just right. i use the leftover to make him a pair of shorts, and those match up nicely and will fit. but still, i put so much work into these!
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