The next thing we’d like to share from the Project Street Style pattern collection is the Metro Pants and Shorts pattern. This one is designed by Suco by Susana for Project Run & Play. Initially designed for girls, we decided to see if we could make it work for a boy!
The Metro Pants and Shorts can be made in sizes 12M to 14 years. As a pattern designer, and someone with a lot of experience with kids and their clothes, we know that at the smaller sizes, kids clothing is basically unisex. So with that knowledge, we decided to sew up a pair of Metro Pants and Shorts for Lowell who is 5 years old.
The changes we made to the pattern to make it more suitable for a boy were super simple! All we did was NOT add the line of topstitching in the waistband to create the top frill/ruffle and only use elastic in the back. We also sewed on a button on the front center waistband. And that’s it! Lowell has asked for some belt loops so he can wear his belt, and those are going to be super simple to add.
The fabric on these Metro Pants is tencel denim in charcoal. It’s simply a dream to work with and make about the nicest pair of pants possible!
As for the mistake reel, believe it or not, we sewed these up without making any mistakes! Maybe it was because we sewed up a muslin first to make sure it would look right on a boy? And Lowell loves his new pajamas!
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Read our review of the Stoplight Skirt here.
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Read our review of the City Lights Cape here.