I am certain that every mama has a few special phrases and facial expressions that melt her heart. I’m no different. I love it when Burke says, “That makes NO sense!” or when he asks (every day) “Can we have a cozy day together?” His winks and smirks get me every time. And I love it that his little personality comes through in these pictures.
I also love this project (first seen on Project Run and Play)! For these pants, I used a basic pant pattern, customized it a little, and made pants with a contrasting red cuff.
Don’t you want to make some pants-with-red-cuffs for the little smirk-y sweetheart in your life (you can change the color if you want- haha)?
Grab a basic flat front pant pattern (I used this flat front pants pattern at MADE). Cut out your pieces, adding three inches to the length of the main fabric. Cut the lining pieces as directed by the pattern. Add rectangles of fabric the same width as your pant legs and 3″ high at the bottom of each leg lining.
Sew the cuff pieces to the lining pieces, right sides facing each other.
Sew the main fabric pieces together to make the outside ‘pants’ as directed by the pattern. Sew up the outer and inner leg seams of the lining, but not the along the crotch seams.
Pin and sew the red cuff to the outer pants, right sides facing in.
Turn ride side in.
Sew up the crotch seams of the lining. Pull the lining piece into the pants piece.
Pin the waistbands from the main fabric and the lining fabric together. Follow the directions on your pattern for making the elastic casing.
And you’re done! These pants are perfect for something dressy (we used them for coordinating Christmas outfits!), but they would be terrific in a more casual fabric as well.
Also, Piper Jane’s plaid dress was made using this Shortcake Reversible Dress pattern by the Cottage Mama. I love this pattern, y’all!