Flower pants with built-in suspension
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?