After many, many months of hard work and intense dedication, I have finally completed this pattern that I am so proud of.
It is designed, drafted, graded, and digitized by me - a true labor of love that I am fairly certain earns my husband and daughter loads of extra hugs and kisses - I've been glued to my computer for a freaking long time! I think I'll be taking them out for Valentine's Day. :)
Here's why these pants are rad:
THEY HAVE NO SIDE SEAMS.
Think about all of the patterned fabrics you can use that won't be chopped up by a side seam! You can use a huge floral like I have. You can use plaids. Polka dots. Stripes. You name it - the print will wrap perfectly around those tiny legs without interruption. HUH-ZAH.
THEY HAVE AN ADJUSTABLE WAISTBAND.
The pattern includes clear, step-by-step instructions for how to assemble an adjustable waistband using buttonhole elastic. The front is flat and sleek, and the back has room for adorably squeezy baby buns, with the added benefit of adjusting for tiny (or not so tiny) waists. For. The. Win.
THEY ARE A SLIM, CLASSIC SILHOUETTE.
This slim silhouette lends itself to any occasion, from casual all the way up to formal - I think I'm going to make a pair in stretch satin (zomg look at this one) - fancy pants! The Hosh Pants pattern calls for stretch woven fabrics. Not knits - but wovens with added stretch. Cottons with Lycra. Lightweight stretch denims and corduroys. Stretch velveteen. The two pairs I have pictured here are both stretch cotton sateens from Fabric Mart. Cotton sateens are incredibly easy to work with, and the added stretch keeps the pants in the shape they should be - wash after wash, wear after wear.