Today I get to be the first stop on the Birch Fabrics Circa 52 blog hop! Our friends at Birch sent me a yard of the adorable Circa 52 Space Rockets in soft and yummy organic knit (designed by Monaluna) plus some coordinating solid organic knit available only from Birch Fabric... so I decided to share a free pattern with you for sewing easy pants - in either knit or woven fabrics.
My P.J. Bottoms and Shorts Pattern was one of my most popular patterns back in the day when I cared about selling pdf's. Sizes 12 months - 7/8 are included. Just a note: I think they run a bit short. Probably because my kids are not tall and I used them to draft the different sizes. But I provide finished measurements plus a whole section on how and where to lengthen the pattern. So you're set.
It's totally quick to cut out and sew and because of the cuffed leg-bottoms, you don't have to hem them. The pattern instructs you to topstitch these cuffs, but since I used knits this time, I skipped that part. Did I mention that the P.J. Bottoms and Shorts pattern works great with both knit and woven fabrics?
You could also skip the cuffed hem (even though it is cute), make the pants about 4-5'' longer than the pattern, and hem to the right length using my tips in 'How to Hem Pants with Any Sewing Machine.' See how many options you have?
The other bloggers in this blog hop are planning tutorials and inspiring stuff too, so make sure you also visit:
Tuesday 1/27: Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Wednesday 1/28: Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest
Thursday 1/29: Melissa from Lunden Designs
Friday 1/30: Melissa from Brindille & Twig
Monday 2/2: Marte from Companie M.