This morning, I worked on the pants. I decided not to spend any time or money on such a tiny pattern. Instead, I used one of Little Olive's newborn pants as a model. I folded the pants and placed them on a folded edge of material. I cut around them, leaving enough room for seam allowance, hems, and the elastic waist casing. I did this twice, giving me two pieces for the pants. Usually pant patterns require four pieces (two for each leg, front and back), but I eliminated the need for four by cutting on a fold. This took care of the outer leg seem.
|Cutting on a fold|
The next step was sewing the inner leg seem for each side. See the point sticking out in the middle below? I started there and sewed a seem down to the ankle. I did this on both legs.
Once that was done, I folded the waist down, making a simple casing for the elastic waist. After feeding the elastic through, I secured the elastic ends together, smoothed the waist out, and closed off the opening in the waist.
|Finished, ironed, and right-side out :)|
Have a good Tuesday!