I’m starting to understand why quality clothing made by workers who are paid a fair wage costs money. Meaning: Made in the USA!
It is a lot of work to make clothes that fit well. Fabric costs money. Thread costs money. And it takes time to press all the seams open and make clothing items look professional.
These pants aren’t perfect. But they turned out well. My kid is super tall and skinny. So I figured if I made some extra-long pants with cuffs that can roll and then be un-rolled as he grows taller, he could wear them for a long time.
I decided to use the pattern from MADE and her tutorial for making reversible pants. I added about 2.5” to the waist and 3” to the length. I don’t have a serger, so I pressed and turned under the waist and leg seams twice. The added inches gave me ample fabric for that and also made them longer for my growing child.
I cut the pattern for a gathered front but just made them with a flat front. I haven't had the best luck using her pattern for flat front pants; I can't get the waistband turned down without any gathers.
And the upcycled part…the exterior fabric is from a pair of pants my husband has owned since high school. They were stained in one spot, but I cut around it.