Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How to Add Cuffs to Boys Pants Tutorial

Today we are so excited to have Kirstin with us.  
(And not only do we get to have her share a fun tutorial with us but we get to keep her as our guest judge for the week!  HoOraY!) If you haven't had a chance to check out her blog head on over there.  You won't be disappointed. 

Hey Project Run and Play friends! I am Kirstin, half of the sister team that blogs at kojodesigns, and I'm thrilled to be here for Boy Week. I love Project Run and Play (my sister and I participated in Season 1), adore Liz and Elizabeth and their gorgeous creations, and can't wait to see what these lovely contestants make each week.
Even though last week was Pattern Remix week, I jumped on that train as well. But don't worry, I didn't make a June Bug dress for my son Burke. Instead, I used a basic pant pattern, customized it a little, and made pants with a contrasting red cuff!
Don't you want to make some pants-with-red-cuffs too (you can change the color if you want- haha)?

Grab a basic flat front pant pattern (I used this flat front pants pattern at MADE). Cut out your pieces, adding three inches to the length of the main fabric. Cut the lining pieces as directed by the pattern. Add rectangles of fabric the same width as your pant legs and 3" high at the bottom of each leg lining.

Sew the cuff pieces to the lining pieces, right sides facing each other.
Sew the main fabric pieces together to make the outside 'pants' as directed by the pattern.  Sew up the outer and inner leg seams of the lining, but not the along the crotch seams.
Pin and sew the red cuff to the outer pants, right sides facing in.
Turn ride side in.

Sew up the crotch seams of the lining. Pull the lining piece into the pants piece.
Pin the waistbands from the main fabric and the lining fabric together. Follow the directions on your pattern for making the elastic casing.
And you're done! These pants are perfect for something dressy (like coordinating Christmas outfits!), but they would be terrific in a more casual fabric as well.
PS- Piper Jane's dress was made using this Shortcake Reversible Dress pattern by the Cottage Mama. Lindsay and I became friends during PR&P Season 1 and couldn't recommend her patterns highly enough!

Thanks for having us, Liz and Elizabeth! 
And Project Run and Play friends, stop by the kojodesigns blog anytime and say hi!

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  1. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


  2. Thanks Kirstin...we are so excited to have you with us this week!


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