Wash, Wrinkle, Wear: Butler Britches

I don’t iron laundry on the regular- it’s true. Ironing laundry consists of a hearty shake most days. It’s not that I dislike ironing it’s just- ain’t nobody got time for that. Hey here is the good news. These pants have been loved worn and washed before I had the chance to take pictures!

Butler Britches PDF Pattern

I had these on my list for Kid’s Clothes Week- and I did cut them during that week. I really putzed along sewing these pants, which isn’t normally how I sew. I can’t say why they went together smooth enough. The body of the pants is a lighter weight denim from my stash. The cuff is a flannel from Joann’s also pulled from the stash.

Butler Britches PDF Pattern

Don’t skip the steps where she has you tack your cuffs to your pants…you’ll be going back and doing it after they wear them once…just saying.

This is my first pair of Butler Britches. Overall I’m really happy with the fit. I did chop 2″ off the length before attaching the cuff. That’s not too out of the ordinary. He’s a 6 for body shape but right around that size everything gets waaaaaaaaay longer also, he doesn’t need the length yet.

I can see this pattern easily becoming a go to pant pattern. Most likely I will be making most of them without the cuff. I like it, but it’s a lot of look to fill a drawer with.

Butler Britches PDF Pattern

I used the flat front option. There is a full elastic waist option, but we’ve kind of outgrown that stage (sigh). I thought her flat front instructions were good. I don’t know why but that is a technique I have seen wildly complicated on some patterns. I thought the instructions got a little bit involved/wordy at a few points, but I may have felt differently tackling these as a beginner.

I’ve also been in a bit of a give me the basics and let’s get this together mood lately.

Overall I would sew with a Brownie Goose pattern again, this was my first, and will make these again for certain.

Have you sewn anything new lately?

Happy Sewing,

Pattern: Butler Britches Brownie Goose

Fabric: Denim- Hancocks

Car Flannel- Jo-Ann’s


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  • sorahart February 20, 2015, 9:39 am

    I just tried the kids bowling shirt pattern from Scientific Seamstress and loved it so much I cut out another one to sew right away. It is normally a short sleeve pattern but it was simple to extend the sleeves. I used it to make flannel pajamas tops for my son–so much easier than a traditional woven PJ top but still stylish and fun.

  • Amy Mayen February 20, 2015, 8:51 pm

    I love the design, but my lazy butt would probably omit the cuff about half the time too! Thanks for a great review. I always feel really confident sewing a pattern you’ve reviewed…you’ve never steered me wrong!
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