Mini Patterns: Max Details

I know, super cheesy title right?  Sometimes a little cheese is needed on an overcast day.  I’m actually really enjoying this cool down we are experiencing.  After all, Fall is my favorite season.  Sweaters, apple cider, boots, the list goes on and one.  Which also means, pants!  I love pants, I really do.  They protect little knees from scrapes and keep little legs clean.  Kids grow so fast so sewing their own pants is actually pretty cost-effective.  Good pants patterns are hard to find.  Especially ones with great details and style.

That is why I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share my Mini Moto pants.  The pattern was designed by the talented Jessica Bustos of Lil Luxe Collection.

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I’d have to say that is one of my top 5 projects; Those amazingly unique and professional pieces that blow you away.  B is not as fond of pants as I am, so I decided to do all the top stitching in pink.  It was a success and I was even able to send her to school in them!

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Jessica has a fabulous method of making and adding the belt loops.  My first experience with belt loops made me so angry I threw the shorts away.  This pattern and method by contrast made it a breeze.  Also, a zipper fly!  I’ve been avoiding them, but the instructions and the photos make the process really pain-free.  Jess also had a tip that I’ve honestly never tried before.  Want a hint?  Tape.  Yup, just regular ol’ scotch tape.

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Check out the awesome pintucking details at the knees.  It’s well worth the effort!  If you are lazy like me, you don’t really even have to press in between each tuck.  Even C got in on the Mini Moto action.  Or, because the fit of these pants is so amazing, Jess even has a section on how to combine all the front panels to bring the pants to the basics.

 

I can’t believe how big she is getting!!  And now she also has proper pants.

 

Next up is the Mini Button Up!  You’ll absolutely love the details on this pattern too.

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Let me list all the things I adore about this shirt.

  1. Gorgeous full collar
  2. Gathered shoulders
  3. Cutest little pleat at the sleeve
  4. Gentle shirt curve (finished with bias trim, how easy!)
  5. Box pleat in the back
  6. Separate back yoke so you can play with fabrics (cue next photo)

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I was going for a country cowgirl theme.  Now I just need to find little cowboy boots for her!  Grandma and Grandpa over in cow country, can this be a birthday present request? *wink wink*

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Daddy says she gets spoiled, but how can I say no to this face!

 

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The best news for you?  LLC’s sale is still going on, check out the rest of the amazing patterns too!  Use code “sewnstyle” until this Friday 10/9/2015.