BEACH PANTS FOR KIDS

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After the kid pants drafting I show you how to transform the basic kid pants pattern into the unisex beach pants. There are no front panels and back panels. The front and the back are in one pattern. So, you have to cut only two parts (for the right leg and for the left leg) and the waistband. That is all.

For safety sake. The front panel marked in red colour, the back panel marked in blue colour. The beach pants marked in green colour.

Lay out the front panel next to the back panel just like in the picture. At the top of the pants leave about 1,57″- 1,97″ between the two parts.

Hemlines are in a line.

Increase the back waistline at the crotchline by 1,18″

Decrease the inseam at the bottom of the pants by 0,79″ at the front and by 1,18″ at the back.

Measure the waistline from the begining of the front to the and of the back. The length needs to  the waistband.

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HOW TO DRAFT KID PANTS

That is easier than you think. Just watch this short animation and read the description carefully.

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Before drafting you need some measurement.
– height of the kid
– outseam length
– inseam length
– waist circurferece
– hip circurferece

FRONT DRAFTING

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Let’s start to draft the front panel.

Mark these points.

A – B: outseam length minus 1,57″

B – C: inseam lengh minus 1,57″

A – D: hipline height divided by 10 plus 0,39″

C- E: kneeline = B – C divided by 2 minus 1,18″

Draw horizontal lines from points A, D, C, E, B.

D – D1: front hip measurement = half hip divided by 10 multiplied by 5 added plus 0,39″

Draw a perpendicular on A1 to C1 throught point D1

C1 – C2: half hip divided by 10

Draw vertical line from point C2 throught E1 and B1

C  – C3: Find the point midway between points C and C3 = C – C2 divided by 2

A2 – B2: Draw vertical line from points A2 and B2 (midline of the front panel)

B2 – B3 = B2 – B4:  trouser bottom width multiplied by 0,1″ minus 0,39″

E – E3 = E1 – E4: increase width by 0,79″

To draw the front panel of the pants let’s connect the points C2, E4, B4 on the inseam side and the points C, E3, B3 on the outseam side.

A – A 3: Bending = 0,39″

Draw the contour just like on the picture. Between the crotchline and the kneeline be sure and draw curved lines.

 

BACK DRAFTING

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You need the front panel to draft the back panel as well.

C – F: half hip divided by 10

Draw a line between points C1 and F and draw a perpendicular on C1

The intersection on the hipline is point D2

D2 – D3: half hip on the back panel = half hip divided by 10 multiplied by 5 plus 0,98″

C1 – C4: half hip divided by 10 multiplied by 3 minus 0,79″

On the kneeline and on the hemline increase the width of the legs.

E3 – E5 = E4 – E6: 0,79″

B2 – B5 = B2 – B6: trouser bottom width multiplied by 0,1″ plus 0,39″

Connect the marked points and draw the line on to C4 on the crotchline and on the hipline through point up D3 to the waistline.

To get the inseam ang outseam lengths of the back panel copy those of the front panel.

E5 – A4: outseam length above the kneeline = A – E

E6 – C5: inseam length above the kneeline = E4 – C2

Get the waistline by drawing a perpendicular on A4

A4 – A6: raise side seam point = 0,39″

Draw the contour just like on the picture. The bendig on the back is always lower than on the front panel.

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SUMMER TOP

In the last few years the summer is so hot here. The most useful cloth this time is the strap top.

And you won’t believe it. It takes about half an hour to create it. Come along with me.

 

how to sew strap top

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You see three parts on the pictures but the truh is there are five parts.
When you cut the parts, you have to cut two pieces each of the pattern 2 and 3.

  1. the strap part (for the neckline and for the armhole)
  2. mesh fabric (for the top part and cut it in 45degree angle)
  3. strech fabric (for the lining)

INSTRUCTION

STEP 1. Lay on  the mesh and strech fabric each other. Face sides up. Stitch the armline  and neckline with straight stitch for safety sake.

STEP 2. Hem the neckline (front and back) with the knit binding. On the video tutorial I use a special tool for that. It makes my work much faster.

STEP 3. Hem the armline. After the first armline (doesn’t matter which one you start with) keep on sewing the strap for a while (the sizing is the same like the armhole sizing).

STEP4. Fold seam allowances to wrong side (not the mesh fabric) and stitch them. You can use pins or just iron them to the wrong side. I used a special sewing machine for this step.

STEP 5. Stitch seams on regular sewing machine. I like to start sleeveless top and dress stitch together like on the video tutorial. Because while sewing the two layers can sift on each other.

STEP 6. Serge the sides and turn the sewing allowance to back of the top and stitch them down.

 

 

 

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FLORAL ROMPER

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My girls grow up so fast and I have to keep on sewing for them. Just finished this floral romper today for my sweet teenage daughter. It’s comfortable and just perfect for summertime.
It has a tie shoulder to easily open and slip on and I decorated both end of it  with colourful plastic beads.
I used the basic pants sewing pattern and the basic blouse sewing pattern to create this romper.

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SPRINGTIME

This fabric has its own story. I got it a long time ago. My first plan was I would make something for myself. And than I just let it sit on the shelf.
A few days ago when the spring sunshine came through the window suddenly it occurred to me I have this fabric. I decided I make a lined jacket for my younger daughter in her style.

The jacket has fitted set-in sleeves and welt pockets on the sides.

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Anyway, It was not the first time I made this kind of jacket. I had sewn one for her before. It was last year, around October. You can find the picture on the Pinterest.

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