Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ben & Mia Pants


I bought 3 PDF patterns from Lily Bird Studio, including the "Ben & Mia Pants".
I made a pair for my 4 year old son.

Front with Pockets


This is such a great pattern, as are all I purchase from
Lily Bird Studio. They are so comprehensive. The pattern was emailed so quickly and has detailed instructions of every step. This pattern actually had 49 pages so I just printed out the pattern pieces and just referenced from the computer. Saved heaps of paper and ink this way :-)

I decided they were quite a dressy style pant and they would look great with a little tie so I made one using this tutorial from See Kate Sew.

I slightly altered the design and made it adjustable using 4 press studs on the back. I actually don't think I followed the directions/pattern properly because my tie was not long enough
to fold over the neck piece as the tutorial explains.
I just folded the top of the tie over the neck piece and stitched it closed and added a piece around the top to give the illusion it had been tied.

Now I just need a special occasion for him to wear them :-)


  1. They do look dressy with the black and white check. The black piping and buttons really finish them off nicely.

  2. I love the pants! How funky!!! I reckon I could get my partner to wear those (in big boys size of course!), they'd be perfect for gigs!

  3. Love the pants. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  4. These are adorable! Isn't this a great pattern??? I love it!



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