Reversible Cheeky Trousers Tutorial!

Wow! Can you believe lil ol’ me was a guest on Project Run and Play yesterday??? I totally feel famous now =) Here is the tute I shared…I hope y’all like it!

Last year I whipped up these Tiny Heiny Valentiney Reversible Baby Britches and the tutorial has the second-most hits on my blog!

Well I have revamped that tutorial for my 5-year-old’s more sophisticated taste and come up with a tutorial for some 70s inspired reversible trousers. You can use the same basic tutorial with these adjustments:

For the extras:

Originally I started with 2 belt loops (the 2 X 3 strips) but quickly discovered that the sash rides up like crazy without a belt loop in the back!
Also, did you notice how the hearts on the back pockets are sideways? Yeah, I didn’t either until they were done…oops.

Here is the pocket construction:

I strongly recommend sewing the pockets to the pants BEFORE sewing the pants together. Otherwise you’ll have a time trying to maneuver it…trust me :-) Since every size will have different pocket placement you’ll just have to eyeball it. Make sure you account for seam allowances when you’re placing the pockets!

Sash construction:
Follow the same pants construction instructions as on the original tutorial, but instead of using those waist instructions use these: (You will be making 3 rows of stitches instead of 2.)
For some reason I didn’t take any pictures of the belt loop construction but it’s super easy, you just fold the 2 X 3 strips lengthwise right sides together and sew down the long side. Turn it, fold in the two short sides and press. Position on your pants like so:
As my sweet model pointed out to me, you can use the sash that isn’t on your pants in your hair like a headband! I love that kid.
I hope you enjoyed this quick picture tutorial. I tried to simplify it as much as possible, but if I’ve made it too simple or you have any questions feel free to contact me at alidanicolelee (at) gmail (dot) com.

10 thoughts on “Reversible Cheeky Trousers Tutorial!

  1. Those are soooo adorable! Thanks for stopping by to DotDotDot and letting me know! I will have to get to making my girls some!!! I am your newest follower!! Looking forward to all of your other projects!!

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