Cropped, Straight Leg Pants for Kids

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You know those cute, cropped, straight leg pants that are so popular in women's fashion right now?  Fall is unquestionably creeping in here in Oregon, and the transitional weather is perfect for this style.  So of course I had to make a pair for Iris!

Did you know that a pattern for these is included in our Bloomers pattern?  All you have to do is make the pants version and leave out the elastic at the leg openings, which makes them even faster to sew.  

The crop is built in to the pattern already. For this pair, I used a beautiful black linen and added an extra hem allowance to sew a wide, 2" finished hem for a nice detail. A benefit of adding hem allowance here is that as your child grows, you have the option of letting out a little length.  I also added extra waistband hem allowance to mine to make the waistband wider.  Neither of those changes is necessary for a cute pair of pants though.

Iris is a size 3, but for this version of the pants I opted to cut the size 2 while maintaining the size 3 length in the crotch and leg. This keeps them just a little slimmer. Because sizing down for this pant version works very well, it means you could even use the size 3 to make pants for a child up to 4 or 5 years old. Just be sure to measure the child from waist to ankle to ensure the right length.

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