Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hosh Pants - Capri Style! + a Tutorial

One of my newest friends, Sarah from Emmyloubeedoo and Lou Bee Clothing asked me to join in on the fun to Fancy Up Your Hosh Pants.  This is a week long mini-series where other bloggers change up her Hosh Pants Pattern by detailing these already amazing pattern!

For my project, I chose to fancy up my Hosh Pants - Capri Style!

To make the Hosh Pants into a pair of Capri Pants is so simple to do.  For Ella's size 5T pair above, I cut them out as normal everywhere except for the length I used the 2T measurement.  

Now, I didn't stop there.  This fabric is a stretch cotton bottom weight, but as you can see, it's a rather busy print.  So in order to make them a little more interesting, I decided to add piping to a cuff at the bottom of the leg opening.  This is a breeze to do, and I've got a tutorial below to show you how you can do it too.

First, you'll need to cut out the two cuff pieces (1 for each leg opening) that are 3" long x the width of the leg opening. Then follow the steps below to put it all together.

Now wasn't that easy?  I told you so!

After I finished Ella's new Capri Style Hosh Pants, I remembered that I had this "whooneecorn" design from Planet Applique that she has been wanting me to put on a t-shirt.  Appliqueing this design on the shirt took longer than making the pants!  I'm not lying!

The shirt is the perfect compliment to these bright, cheerful capris.  I know this is going to be a favorite outfit for the summer!

These pants are so comfy to wear, and Sarah designed the waistband to prevent underwear from peeking out when little ones bend over or squat down while playing.  In other words, there is full coverage for the tushie!

Plus they have that nice, slim fit but because they are made with fabric that has some stretch to it, they keep their shape and adorable style all day long!

Don't have a copy of the Hosh Pants Pattern yet?  Then head over to Lou Bee Clothing (fast) and save 15% on your total purchase through May 12th using code FANCY15.

Want to see some other ways to Fancy Up Your Hosh Pants?  Then check out the faux pocket I added to a pair earlier this year plus all of the projects posted earlier in the week by other talented bloggers.  Links to their posts are below.  

Max California on May 6
Casa Crafty on May 7
Imagine Gnats on May 8
Alida Makes on May 9
Sew Chibi on May 10
sewVery on May 11
Emmyloubeedoo on May 12

Thanks again, Sarah, for inviting me on the Fancy Up Your Hosh Pants tour!  It was a blast!  Oh, and happy birthday this weekend!


  1. Veronica, I love them! So, so cute - and a great tute, also!!

    Oh, and thanks for the birthday wishes! :D

  2. Those are SOOOO awesome! Stealing that idea for sure.

    1. Thief! Well, I'm sure I've stolen an idea or two from you before, so I guess we're even!


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