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    Mama Bella bella pants * added to downloads *



    Items needed:
    -pattern- My base pattern is otto 3/06 #23. If you don't have otto 3/06, you can order it from sewzannes.
    -fabric- I used 1 yd of main and 1 yd of contrast for size 86 (2T) pants. Expect to use about a yard of contrast. Refer to your pattern for the amount of main fabric needed.
    -serger- All directions are given for a serger. There are ways to do this on a sewing machine, but they are not all explained in great detail.
    -1/2" elastic
    -tracing paper- I use Easy Pattern.
    -other sewing supplies- I always find that a seam ripper is a good thing to have on hand.

    Step 1: Cut out all pieces. For the pants, you will need 2 fronts and 2 backs cut from your main fabric. Also cut 5 rectangles the same length as your frills by the full width of the fabric. I cut 5 rectangles at 3.75" by 44 inches and my 4 frills from the contrast fabric.


    Step 2a: Sew up the center seam of the two front pieces right sides together. Put aside for now.
    Step 2b: Sew up the center seam of the two back pieces (RST).


    Step 3: Spread out your sewn BACK, and copy the general shape onto tracing paper.


    Step 4: Bump out the sides of the pattern keeping the waistline the same, and smooth the curve on the bottom of the skirt. Cut the pattern out on a fold to make sure the skirt is the same on both sides. Cut out skirt piece from main fabric.


    Step 5: Spend some quality time with your serger doing rolled hems on the bottom of all ruffles and frills. You could also do a narrow hem on all pieces if you do not have a serger or if you don't know how to do rolled hems on a sewing machine.


    Step 6: Ruffle the tops of all frills and ruffles. I did this on my serger by setting my stitch length at 5.0 and Diff at 2.0 (on my Husky 936). You could also baste and hand gather all ruffles.


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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Step 7: Attach frills to the bottom of pant fronts and backs.


    Getting there....


    Step 8: Draw out ruffle lines on your skirt pattern. I put the first ruffle line 1 inch down. The rest were 2.75" down from the first. Cheat the last one to match the curve of the bottom. See picture. Please remember that these measurements are for a size 2T. You will have to do some adjusting for a larger size.


    Step 9: Mark ruffle lines on fabric with washable fabric marker.

    Step 10: Pin ruffles right sides together and upside down along each marked ruffle line. Top of skirt is at the bottom of picture.


    Step 11: Serge/sew bottom frill to the bottom of skirt panel.


    Step 12: Attach ruffles to skirt with 1/4" seam allowance.


    Step 13: Iron down ruffles on front and back (optional)

    If you don't iron back, at least check it to make sure it isn't bunched up in the back.


    Step 14: Topstitch top 4 ruffles using 1/4" seam allowance. Don't topstitch bottom skirt frill.


    Step 15: Pin and baste side ruffles in place. Add a little extra fullness rather than pulling them tight.


    Step 16: Trim BASTED ruffles to be even with skirt sides.


    Getting closer!
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Step 17: Pin layers together in the following order.
    Pants front right side up, skirt panel right side down, pants back right side down


    All pinned


    Step 18: Sew sides using 3/8" SA, check seams, then serge edges.

    Step 19: Carefully pull the skirt out of the way, and pin the inseam of the pants together.


    Step 20: Sew inseam (watch that skirt again).


    Step 21: Baste or sew skirt to back of pants with a 1/4" seam allowance.


    Step 22: Make elastic circle, mark center points, and attach to pants at center points.


    Step 23: Serge or zig-zag elastic to waist.


    Step 24: Topstitch elastic down at 3/8". If you lined everything up correctly, you should be able to sew over top ruffle stitching when using a 3/8" seam. Don't forget to add a tag and size tag to mark the back. My dh would put it on the baby backwards otherwise!


    You are finished!
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    ahh need the tute already, lol
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Ohhhhhh so that's how you did it! Fabulously ingenious and wonderful tute. Thanks so very much for this. Hoping to make one this afternoon.

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    AWesome job on the tutorial! TFS
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Those are excellent - and a great tute. Now I just need to find a little girl to make them for!
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Awesome, Mel! Thanks! I've started mine already and have started a different way but now I know how to finish them!
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Cute! Too bad I didn't have it about five years ago... I don't know that my seven year old would wear it..... I do have a friend that's got a baby turning a year old in May...
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Have mercy woman! You are so patient to have made directions for this! Awesome job!
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    those are so cute! I love the fabric!

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Thank you so much for this! I can't wait to give it a try!!

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    So cute-- thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Great job with the tute. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I think my 2yo will look adorable in these.

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    They are SO cute and what an awesome tutorial !!
    Sadly, I don't think my 3 year old, going on 17 will appreciate the ruffles


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    Re: Bella bella pants

    Gorgeous! I think I'll have to make a pair of these for my dd for her 1st birthday next month!

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    I love this!!! I have to make them for my girls!!! Cant wait! Thank you so much for this tute!!!

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    I have seen these is clothing mail order cateloques for $150+. . .thanks for all the info. . .planned on making some and now you have saved me some time and some fabric! Thanks again for the wonderful post!!
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    Re: Bella bella pants

    great job, thanks for the tutorial

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    Re: Bella bella pants

    These are so cute, I love the tute, I am going to try making a pair for one of my nieces.
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