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Flower pants with built-in suspension

March 18, 2010

It’s been a long time since I made up a Bizzkids pattern. This is from the 2008 S/S issue. They’re pants with gathered side seams (by means of an elastic), side pockets, decorative patches at the hips, decorative straps at the ankles and a shaped tuck at the waist. I got this nice fabric at the Holland market a few months ago that’s got contrasting sides and thought it’d be nice to use all the decorative pieces to display both sides of the fabric. The pattern calls for a fly front but I changed to a full elastic waistband. The instructions were ok.

Note to self: on stretch fabrics, check the direction of the stretch. It happens to be on-grain on this one and since I also cut according to grain, the pants stretch lenghthwise but not widthwise. Who needs that?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. CGCouture permalink
    March 18, 2010 01:17

    Aw! Too cute! And I know what you mean by making sure of the direction of stretch…been there, done that. Be on the lookout for the pants to “grow”–that’s what happened to mine that had lengthwise stretch, they just kept getting longer and longer! 😯 😆


  2. March 19, 2010 08:29

    That darling little face, priceless. She is so cute! Oh and the trousers are great too 😉


  3. March 24, 2010 00:38

    Oh, my goodness, that first pose is too hilarious! I love the attitude. The pants look great. I would totally have done the stretch wrong, too, so thanks for the tip!



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