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Anyone know of a good pattern for wide, roomy pants for babies and toddlers? I have two chubby babes (6 mths and 2 years). It seems like ALL the baby/toddler pants in stores (especially BabyGap, Old Navy, etc...) are slim fitting. I would like to make some roomy, comfy, cotton pants for them that actually fit around their chubby legs and little buddha bellies!!

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I am pretty sure the Quick Sew patterns fit over cloth diapers so i would also assume they fit our little chunky monkeys. Lily never wears anything for pants so i should start seeking this info myself.
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I think Heather meant 'Kwik Sew' patterns. They do have the reputation for being roomy. Burda is another good pattern line to check out.
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Yes I did - I have never used them so didn't remember to spell it right. thanks!
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I have a Burda pattern for 2 seam pants that I use alll the time. Great fit over CDs and nice and baggy on my PL'ed boys. The Kwik Sew pattern in the baby book seems to be the same way.
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Davina, do you have the number for the Burda pattern?
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:LOL KNew someone would ask... I just checked and can't find the pattern envelope, so it may not actually be burda *blush*... but the number is 4791. However, I remembered the other, similar pattern that works just as well. It is Butterick 6030. hth
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Thanks for the info.! I actually ordered a New Look (for Kids) pattern 6175 last night and I'm hoping it works out! I'm brand new to sewing, so this is all new to me! I also found some Kwik Sew patterns, but ended up not ordering one... but not for any particular reason. I just found A LOT of other baby/toddler pants patterns on www.sewingpatterns.com and just orderd a few that I liked.

I also really liked a lot of the Burda patterns. I ordered one for my daughter!

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Just looked at the Kwik Sew patterns again and found #2918 and it looks perfect! Darn, wish I had ordered it!!! Maybe I'll order it if my other ones don't work out!

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Hopefully someone will know what I'm talking about here :LOL There is a free pattern / directions somewhere for using 3 fat quarters and sewing them in to pants for babies. My links are a total messand I printed it out at one point so I may not even have the link at all anymore. Anyone have a clue what i'm talking about?
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http://home.pacbell.net/kapleo/blog/...epatterns.html

Is this it? Scroll down to the bottom. It's pants made from 3 rectangles.
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YES! Maybe that would be something to try while waiting for the pattern to get to you.
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The rectangle pants have been on my list to try forever, they look so cool.
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Seems like they end up huge, but I could be off. Wouldn't the rise be around 22-24"??? Not that it would be hard to adjust, just wondering.
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No, you are right, they must have a high rise. Definitely double-check rise and inseam measurements before proceeding.
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I saw on-line (but can't find it now) someone had made baggy pants for their little one out of an old t-shirt. I tried it and loved it. Just cut the t-shirt at the arm pits and cut a V at the bottom for the legs. (ya, you might want to measure you babe's in-seam length) Sew up the V and add an elastic for the waist and your done! They seem so comfy
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