Happy Monday Lovelies!

We’re in this weird transition between “little girl” and “big girl” clothes now that #thespiritedone has turned 7! So it’s been a little more of a challenge than it normally is find patterns that suit her fashion sense, but when she saw this Paper Bag Pants Pattern from Ellie and Mac she was pretty sure she wanted one! I managed to grab a few pictures from our day and thought they were enough to include a small review on the blog.

(sidenote: I just noticed as I grabbed the link that this pattern is on sale atm!) 

Girls Paper Bag Pants PDF Sewing Pattern sewn by Candice Ayala

Pattern Description –  Girls Paper Bag Pants Pattern by Ellie and Mac 

This sewing pattern is not only comfy to wear but also looks super cool as well!  It is easy and quick to sew. They feature side pockets, paper bag style waist, scrunched cuffs, and optional sash ties for girls 4T -14.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes Newborn to Big Girl 14 – I made a size 5 determined from her height.

Girls Paper Bag Pants PDF Sewing Pattern sewn by Candice Ayala

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing it?  YES

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  None.

What did you dislike about the pattern? No necessarily a dislike, but because of my OCD and my need for definite symmetry I would make the waist band a separate pattern piece from the entire pants, so that when I sewed the pants piece and the waist band together, I could use that seam line as my definite fold down line to be sure that my fold was symmetric.

What’s your favorite thing about the pattern?  I love that it was such an easy and quick sew. And also I’m a fan of trim less pages.

Fabric Used:  Blouseware Crepe Woven from  La Finch Fabrics. I picked this fabric because it was light and breezy! You can find similar options HERE.


Where can I find this pattern?  You can find the Girls Paper Bag Pants Pattern HERE.

Would you make this pattern again?  YES!  Abbie really loves them! They are perfect for play as you can tell she loved tumbling in them.

Girls Paper Bag Pants PDF Sewing Pattern sewn by Candice AyalaGirls Paper Bag Pants PDF Sewing Pattern sewn by Candice Ayala

Anything you would do differently? As mentioned before, for my personal benefit, I would separate the waist band and then sew it on.

And that’s it for todays post guys! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!


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