These pants take simple leggings and kick them up a notch by adding inner leg patches, a faux fly, and buttons to the leg openings. I love details like this!
They are also fashionable yet comfortable enough for the active movement of a 4 year old.
These purple riding pants are made using denim jegging material and quilting cotton for the patches. I'm fairly new to sewing with knit, and as Jessica mentions in her post about the pattern release, "these pants are perfect for the seamstress just getting familiar with knits!!" I totally agree! Following the pattern's easy to read large text and highlighted notes, I had no problems sewing these. The pattern is also full of detailed photos and lots of tips to help you with each step of the assembly.
According to the pattern's sizing chart, Ella wears something between a 4T and a 5T, so I decided to use the 4T and lengthen the pants by an inch and a half. This worked out perfectly for a great fit on Ella!
So, there you have it--Purple Riding Pants! My third installment of Pants Week here on sewVery! Come back tomorrow for more pants inspiration!
And if you like both of the tops that Ella is wearing with these pants, be sure to visit next week to read more about them!