It’s Spring time here in the Pacific Northwest, and that means cool mornings, warmer afternoons, and then cool nights – the capri length Tree Climbing Pantaloons in a small corduroy fabric are good for this season’s weather. My girl can wear the shorter pants with long sleeve shirts or even layers so that she can be ready for play anytime. She thinks the pants with their elastic waist and elastic cuffs are comfy. I think these pants are easy to sew up. And as the name suggests, these pants are ready for climbing, as she shows us on the school stairs.
Several weeks ago, I tested the new PDF pattern from Big Little called the Tree Climbing Pantaloons. The pattern is offered at a discount price of HERE (use code TCP30) to celebrate the release. The pants pattern comes in sizes 6 months to 10 years and can be made for boys & girls. You can make any of 3 lengths (short, capri, or long) using a variety of different fabrics – try it in linen, cotton, or something a bit heavier like corduroy which is what I made. I think even a light wool for winter weather or a nylon-ripstop for athletic wear or a bottom weight for durability… oh, so many possibilities.
Talking about all the possibilities – I added pockets at the seam for these pants made from the same corduroy fabric. I have seen these pants styled with back pockets as well.
Now let me tell you how EASY this pattern is to work up into pants – it could be the easiest garment pattern ever. You cut, seam the middle and sides, make the elastic casings for the waist band and cuffs, string the elastic, and try them on the kid. That’s it. From this one simple pattern, there are so many possibilities to make dress up pants, play pants, or pajama pants.
The top I made to coordinate with the pants… more on that later.
The Big Little pants pattern is going to get lots of use in my sewing workshop. It has become a go-to-pattern along with a good leggings pattern and a good t-shirt pattern.
Hope you will get as much use from it as I do.