Between applesauce, yogurt, finger paints and the assorted other substances that a toddler runs into during the day it’s nice to have extra clothes and quick changes.
A elastic waist pant that you can use your fun prints with fits the bill. Easy to slide over a more basic onsie. My toddler who would run naked all day if I let her was resisting her onsie.
My go to quick sew toddler pant is the Ruffled PJ pant bottom. These are done without the cuff, but that’s a fun add on option. I cut a stack of them when I had time to trace the pattern (all my kids are in new sizes) then set my stack next to my machine to sew up.
I would say I can comfortably sew up a pair inside of a 30 minute window, while distracted.
Unfortunately my elastic is currently missing- I know I’ve seen it since the move. The only elastic I had on hand was thinner than what the pattern calls for, so you can see that a little in how the waistband is behaving.
These do the trick as far as staying in places for important toddler activities such as riding and climbing on and off of your local zebras.
I used a printed fine corduroy for these. This pattern works with everything from a light weight cotton to flannel. I haven’t made a denim pair, but that might be next on my list. The pattern also has a short line for when we hit warmer weather.
You can find the Ruffled PJ pattern here. I use this pant pattern for all my kids. Don’t tell my son the pattern name 😉
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