Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thread Faction: #114 Grow with Me Slim Trousers

Today I'm sharing my version of Thread Faction's #114 Grow with Me Slim Trousers with you all! As I have mentioned before, I have minimal experience sewing knits, but I have been pushing myself to keep working with them until I am more comfortable. I was excited to be able to test something in my littlest guy's size, but I have to admit that getting my tester pictures has become significantly for difficult now that he is so mobile. He just wanted to eat leaves and run around!

So, lets talk about the pattern! It comes in three sizes and as the name implies, each of the sizing options is designed to fit a range of sizes and grow with your little one. Size 1 fits Newborn to 9 months, Size 2 fits 9 months to 3 years, and Size 3 fits 3 to 6 years. Riley is 16 months old and wears 18 months in ready to wear so we tested size 2. Those of you that haven't seen a grow with me style pattern might be wondering how they could fit for so long. Well, let me explain how this genius feature works! There is a long yoga style waistband and bands at the ankle that can be folded for the kiddos on the smaller and of the range and gradually unfolded as they grow.

My guy seemed to be comfy in his new pants and he was able to climb, play, and run away from me with ease! I am a little scared to order any fun knit prints because I have a major fabric addiction as it is and well I need to be able to pay the electric bill. I actually bought a couple of knit camis from Walmart for $1.68 each to make these, so for $3.36  I have an adorable pair of pants that should fit my baby until he's not a baby anymore! They were SO easy and so fast to make. I am anxious to make some more and I think i'm feeling confident enough to try the #113 Grow with Me Skirt for my little girl!

You can get the #114 Grow with Me Slim Trouser pattern for $6 right now! Be sure to pick it up while it's on sale this week!