I have been hoarding this pattern for about a year now (zoinks!) It starts at a 12 mos. size and for the first cold-weather season I had no one in a 12 month size or bigger to make them for! So this year was the year. This pattern has a few unique touches and a I learned a couple new techniques with it as well, which I will talk about today.
Size: 12-24 mos.
Fabric: pink corduroy with a nice stretch. Found it it my stash so I have no idea where it's from!
Mods: Added 2-1/2" to the length to fit a long-legged skinny 18 month old this fall.
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
1) I love how the front waist band is dropped and the seam is curved a bit, to fit around rolly tummies, but still has a nice high rise in the back. I haven't seen many patterns that take this much care in regard to waistband fit for baby and toddler sizes.
2) The Buttonhole Elastic! I've never used this method for a waistband before, so this was also a new experience for me. Using button-hole elastic in the back waistband creates that nice scrunched back waist piece and makes it adjustable as the wearer grows around the middle.
Back to the Hosh - these make great pantelones for fall time! And they are perfect for tucking into boots. Eventually I will need to find some wacky patterned fabrics to try out, maybe for the Spring. I already have my eye on this stretch sateen....What do you think? I think I want some for me :)!
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