So I’m finally going to get around to showing off some of the Kid’s Clothes week sewing! I mentioned in the wrap up that in a overly caffeinated late night state, I may have put my hand in the air for some fast turn around pattern testing. Normally that stresses me out to an extreme, so I tend to avoid it. I’m so glad I got a chance to sew these up!
The Tree Climber trousers are part of the new Winter Wonderland Pattern Anthology release. For those of you not familiar Pattern Anthology is a collection of four designers’ work. It is available as a collection at a discount for 2 weeks, and then the patterns are broken up and sold individually in their pattern designer’s shop at full list price. This collection is being offered as the full collection, the girl’s collection, and the boy’s collection. The Tree Climber trousers are part of the boy collection, but as you can see they totally work for a girl too. ***Update you can now buy these patterns individually. Find the Tree Climbers at Go To Patterns. (affiliate)
I’m really picky about pant patterns, but I’m really a big fan of these. I would say they are a 2 1/2-3 1/2 hour project from printing to completion for a confident beginner sewer, who is familiar with taping pattern print outs together. Considering the style level of the pant I think that’s really reasonable.
I was moving through them pretty fast due to the time constraint and I never had to pull my seam ripper out once. Which is the best way I can say, the directions are clear and make sense!
I kept my test pair pretty straight forward, but the pattern really offers a lot of room to personalize and add cool twists. The reinforced knee is my favorite part!
Since I was sewing with a green cord from my stash, which is neither pink or purple, I wanted to make sure to add some girly touches so my incredibly picky 2 yr. old would put them on. I tucked a floral print into the lining of the front pocket and the waistband, as well as to the back pocket flap. Just enough to sell them as flower pants.
My nervousness may have been unjustified- she loves them. Which is high praise these days.
She’s pretty slender for her size so I pulled my elastic in tighter than her size recommendation, so yours probably won’t appear quite so gathered.
I’m excited to sew up a pair for my little guy, I have a fabric he picked out and requested pants from. It is a quilting cotton, which has me a bit stuck. With snow in the forecast that would be a bit impractical. I’m debating lining them. So I will over think how I want to do that for awhile. Any suggestions on favorite ways to line pants?
Find the pattern at Go to Patterns, now on sale individually. (affiliate)