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Here is the video tutorial, picture and written tutorial below:
Children’s Boutique Style Pants – free girl pants pattern
1 – Cut out pattern
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here)
Cut out pattern pieces. If you are adding lace cut to the lace line.
While you’re at it why not make a matching hat? Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
2 – Begin with the bottom ruffle
If you want lace on the bottom of the pant legs, add it each of the ruffle pieces now. Just sew it onto the bottom – no need to finish off the fleece edge!
On the other side of the ruffle piece baste along the top. Gather the piece and pin to the bottom of main (top) pant pattern. Repeat for other pant leg.
3 – Begin to sew
With right sides together and using a .5 inch seam allowance sew ruffle and main part of pant together. Unfold. Then folding entire pant leg in half, sew from the point before the pant curves in. Sew each pant leg.
4 – Sew pant legs together
Turn on pant leg right side out and stuff down into inside out pant leg. Line up seams and pin together. Sew. Sew additional reinforcement in crotch area if desired.
Confused? See video above.
5- Finishing touches
If you aren’t adding lace, turn cuffs under 1 inch and using a zigzag stitch, stitch along edge of cloth for hem.
Turn the waistband down 1.5 inches. Pin. Using a medium zigzag sew along edge of waist starting at a seam and stopping 2 inches short of completing the seam.
Using a safety-pin pinned on one end of the elastic – thread the elastic through the waistband (taking care to keep the other end exposed). Sew elastic Ends together. Sew opening closed. Trim thread and Voila!
I take the elastic and hold it around my child’s waist to give it the right fit. Safety pin the elastic and then pull it down over the hips to you can tell that there if there is enough / or too much stretch. Gauge how much to use from there.
While the sample I made is one color I think this pattern would be fun made with two patterned pieces or contrasting colors.