I promised to come back with some more sewing and here I am. These pants, my current favourite and pretty much on the top of N’s wear-to-school pile of clothes, are Moon pants from Made by Rae. With just two pattern pieces,
well three, actually four if you include the pocket and bottom band are super quick to make and high on style and fit.
I made these from some red khadi cloth that I bought in Pune last summer. The bottom band and the pocket comes from the selvedge pieces. I think it all came together rather nicely. Khadi becomes softer and softer with each washing and this one is looking lovelier by the day :-).
So of course given how much N liked it and the ease with which it came together, I made pant #2.
The fabric for this one comes locally from H.P Singh in Nehru Place. And to make them a little different from pants #1, I added a bit of trim to the pockets.
Pant #3 was soon to follow :-) This time in a fabric that I have been holding on to for a while.
I know these don’t give much of an impression, but I love this soft grey linen, sourced again from H.P.Singh in Nehru place (Delhi). I combined versions A and B this time–so no pockets and no band at the bottom. I did however add a bit of velvet ribbon for effect.
I wish I had photos of N wearing the grey pants, but all three have been in constant rotation, and in a hurry to get ready for school any photography is nearly impossible. So this last weekend I finally got some photos (with a fair bit of bribing), but alas she refused to change into the third one.
So, if you are looking for some quick and stylish pants I recommend this pattern highly. This is my second time with Rae’s patterns (the first is a free pattern, which you can read about here), and the instructions live up to the many good reviews that she regularly gets. The fit is spot on-i.e they are not too wide on the thighs, a problem that I sometimes face for a thin-ish 7 year old who wears her size in terms of length but not otherwise.
And finally, I have a last few photos of our photo shoot which I could not resist putting here.
Yes, they are of N playing with the now almost 16 month old toddler M!