The Piscean pants includes many options for you to sew pants and shorts in multiple styles to fit a child’s wardrobe and your time schedule. There are three lengths included: thigh-length, knee-length, and pant-length. You can choose between two waistband styles: paperbag waistband which has 5/8” of fabric above the elastic to look like a ruffle, and the regular waistband. Both waistbands have a channel for 1” wide elastic. You can choose to add front and/or back pockets to your pants. The back pockets are rectangular patch pockets and the front pockets have a rounded diagonal opening and are topstitched to the front of the pants. Additionally, you could add a Faux Fly and Faux Drawstring.

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Techniques Involved: Basting, finishing raw edges, stitching in the ditch, inserting and sewing elastic, edge stitching, hemming, optional techniques: sewing patch pockets (back pockets), sewing front pockets, sewing and topstitching a faux fly, sewing buttonholes or inserting eyelets.

All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.

Suggested Fabric:This pattern is designed for light to medium weight woven and stable knit fabrics. Heavy quilting cotton, broadcloth, chambray, or linen, and light weight denim or corduroy are all great options.

Additional Supplies:

  • Pins or Clips
  • Tape Measure
  • Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
  • Paper & Fabric Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
  • Matching All-Purpose Thread
  • Universal Needle
  • Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Fabric marking tool
  • Safety pin or bodkin
  • Seam Ripper

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