Baby Harem Pants

I am obsessed with these little pants. I think they’ll make such a great baby gift for all my friends having babies these days. They were easy to make and look so cute with a tiny diaper butt inside them. I mean seriously, how cute is my friend’s toddler? Eek.

My favorite fabric store in Seattle is Drygoods Design. I like to meander there on my lunch breaks to buy fabric or patterns, you know, just generally take a nice leisurely mental break in the middle of the day. I found this pattern by Wiksten the last time I was there and plan to buy this one as well. This harem pants pattern was as easy as I had hoped it would be to follow. And how cute is the sloth fabric? A friend of mine had already picked it out for her 1-year-old son, so I offered to make the pants for her. Ain’t nobody with a 1-year-old got time for that, am I right? Here and here are a couple of cute sloth fabric options.

The fun part for me, since I hadn’t done it in years, was that the interior seams for this pattern call for French seams. They’re really easy to accomplish, but add a nice fancy finish to a garment. Not quite as speedy as a serged seam, but really look so much nicer.

To create a French seam:

Place fabric with wrong sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam
Trim seam to 1/8″
Turn fabric to have right sides together and press
Sew a 1/4″ seam

Check out my tutorial here for images.

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