I've been attempting baby pants for a few days now and I think I finally have it right.
Four lessons learned from previous attempts at making baby pants:
- Pant #1: Legs were too skinny for material that isn't stretchy and for an end result not meant to be leggings.
Lesson #1: Don't trace leggings to make pants unless using stretchy knit material.
- Pant #2: Sewed two front pieces together for one leg and two back pieces together for the other leg. Oops. No wonder it looked so funny.
Lesson #2: Think before you sew.
- Pant #3: Somehow the crotch seam was down past the knees.
Lesson #3: Pretty sure I didn't sew them upside down. Don't always follow the pattern if something looks really weird. Or maybe it's because I didn't think (again) and the waistband is supposed to fold down more....
- Pant #4: Managed to avoid mistakes above in attempts #1-3 but then on attempt #4, made the elastic too long for the waist so ended up sewing in a pinch on each side to avoid making a fifth pair of pants.
Lesson #4: Measure baby's waist more accurately....