As I am continuing to work my way through my pattern pile, I have stumbled across a few books I bought along the way. Not wanting to leave them out of the mix, I started to flip through them and see if there was anything that struck my fancy at the moment.

Growing Up Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee was fantastic! I remember when I first looked through it how inspired I was to create this homegrown world for my kids. With all sorts of good things and ideas, the book just oozes creativity. Whether it be tents, art kits, or comfy clothes – it is just perfect for any little boy or girl that just wants to play and be a kid!

With some warmer weather in town and a brand new stash of linen on my desk, I gravitated towards her basic pocket pants…


I was really intrigued by how she went about making them ‘itch-free’ with her seam technique, which is why I ultimately chose them.  They were super easy to put together, a fantastic basic pants pattern for the beginner who is looking for the next step up from pajama pants – I loved them!

I ended up making a pair for both my daughters, all with only one yard of the main fabric – BONUS!

I did mess up when making the pants – I naturally sew with only a 1/4″ seam allowance, and these called for 1/2″ – which is why my pants are a tad baggier than they are supposed to be. But for play pants – they will work just fine! I think these pattern pieces will be seeing a lot of action over the next few years…


Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!