As a homeschooling mama, I spend most of my days in comfortable clothes. Many days my daughters and I stay in our pajamas, as we fully take advantage of the comfort aspects of doing school at home! While I have made some really cute pajamas, I figured I should probably look like I have gotten dressed for the day at least some of the time. The Pippa Pants from Rebecca Page are just what I needed.
- regular or 3/4 length
- regular leg or medium width leg
- flat waistband
- folded waistband with ruching and ties at the side
For my first pair of Pippa pants, I chose the full length, regular leg, and the foldover waistband with ruching and side ties. My waist and hip measurements fell into different sizes. Since I tend to wear my pants low on my hips, I chose to make the size based on my hip measurement and did not grade in for my waist. The only adjustments I needed to make, was my standard shortening of the legs.
For the ties on the waistband, I chose to add grommets. Well, I should say that I chose to have my husband add grommets for me. I love that he is willing to help me in my sewing projects, and he is quickly becoming an expert in inserting grommets for me! I love the look of the ruching and ties, it adds such a fun detail. I did wonder if the ruching and ties would be uncomfortable, and I can say that is definitely not the case. These pants are so comfortable!
Immediately after making me first pair of Pippa pants, I knew I needed more. I have had this beautiful elephant print DBP from Sew so English for awhile, however I only had 1 yard of it. (note to self: always order more than 1 yard of fabric) My 14 year old loves elephants, so I was really excited when I was able to squeeze a pair of Pippa pants for me and some shorts for her out of that single yard. A benefit to us both being short, is that we don’t need a lot of length for our clothes and can get pants out of 1 yard of fabric. I did have to use an accent color for our waistbands. I again chose the foldover waistband, but did not add the ties this time.
While the pattern does not come with a shorts options, it is a very easy hack. For my daughters shorts, I simply measured 5″ down from the crotch on the pattern and cut across. Other than that, the pattern was made exactly the same way as the pants.
In these photos we have a more casual look, with tank tops and flip flops. However, another tester used the exact same elephant print in a peach color and dressed up her pants. A cute top, jewelry and some heels and your Pippa pants make a beautiful outfit!
Modifications: The pattern makes great shorts. For my daughters shorts I cut 5″ below the crotch.
Fabric: Double brushed poly solids from Knitpop. The prints are also double brushed poly and they are from Sew So English Fabrics.