My Pajama Obsession! Resizing a pants pattern {tutorial}

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Today I’m over at A Vision To Remember helping Bobbie out during her maternity leave. I’ve done a whole post on Pjs… Go over to her blog and check it out!!!
So…. back here… I’m sharing more on my latest Pjs project and how I took the MADE pants pattern (2/3T) and used it for both my 18 mth size and 4T size pants. I LOVE this free pattern from MADE. I’ve been using it for my oldest for over a year now… At the moment the original pattern doesn’t fit either of my kids… So it was time to make a few changes. 
I started by printing out the original pattern and went from there. Lets start with the 4T (enlarging the pattern).  Pin the pattern on the material leaving some room around all sides. I made this one size larger by adding about a 1/3 of an inch to the inseam, crotch and side seams. I added more at the top and bottom. You can take inseam measurements to see how much to add to the bottom.

 Now, onto the the smaller size (18 mths). Again, I pinned the pattern to the fabric, only this time I cut about 1/3 of an inch less from the side seams. My son is in cloth diapers so I didn’t change the inseam (I wanted a roomy butt). I left the crotch seam the same, but shortened the legs (of course!) In this picture I’ve showed the back side so you can see how the fabric is smaller than the pattern.
 
Oh, and I also added an applique on the shirt to make it more of a matching set!

For more great Pajama ideas see my other posts:

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  1. How fun to make your kids all matching pj’s. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  2. What an adorable idea! I love the thought of making matching pajamas for the kids and the applique on the shirt really pulls it all together. Totally creative!

  3. Gretchen says:

    Love these! Also, I like the new layout. Very well done! ;)

  4. These Pj’s are very cute and adorable
    How lucky your kids are :)

  5. So cute, the boys and the pjs! You’re going to get so much use out of that pattern. If you’re looking for another place to share your ideas, head on over to Etcetorize (http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/04/make-it-great-monday_29.html). Hope to see you there~

  6. I love them! Wish I had PJs like these when I was a kid

  7. These pjs are adorable!

    Thanks for joining our Beautify It Monday link party, We hope you’ll be back next week!

    -Four Sisters

  8. This is very helpful. Thank you! I’ve pinned it for future reference.

  9. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    I hate having to get different patterns to fit all my different sized kiddos – love this!!

  10. Very helpful information. Love the idea of the applique on the shirt to make a set. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

  11. Oh… so cute! Thanks for linking up to my Organizing & DIY link party.

  12. Becolorful says:

    So fun and very helpful. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.
    pam

  13. What timing! I also used the Made pattern for my son. The pants are just a tad tight on him so I really wanted to make them a little bigger. But, I don’t have any experience resizing patterns. Thank you so much! Now I can also make some for my smaller niece! This is great!!

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