Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Breeches

I have seen these cute pants being used as photo props so I thought I'd give it a shot.  They were so easy once I started! This pattern is written for Newborn but I included some general instructions about making it bigger. They are so versatile too! You could use this pattern in lots of ways.  Here are some ideas.

For a daiper cover, stop after the first leg row.  For shorts make the legs 3 or 4 rows, for capris make the legs 5 or 6 rows long.

You could add suspenders, or a front bib and suspenders for overalls.
You could add butt ruffles or sew on butt pockets.
Oh, how about a little old fashioned “trap door” on the butt!

These would be really cute for a girl if you leave off the last three leg rows and add a scalloped edge instead.

You could make bell-bottoms by increaseing in the inner and outer “seam” area of the bottom of the legs. 

I think they would look great worked in linked double crochet! I just found this stitch and I really like the look of it. It also makes a more connected fabric without the gaps you get between stitches in double crochet. 

The choices are endless!  Have fun!!!

Please share what you make from this pattern! Also let me know how the sizing works as I have not tried it on a baby! :)

Download the pattern on Crafsty HERE
Download the pattern on Ravelry HERE