Bailey Harem Pants by My Childhood Treasures

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Hi PR readers! Rachel here again with another review, this time from My Childhood Treasures. I’ve sewn up (and even reviewed) a number of their patterns before, and was happy to check out this new-to-me pattern. It’s designed for babies and young kiddos, and includes multiple baby sizes and toddler sizes through 6y. I would suggest looking carefully at the measurement chart before selecting a size, however, since the pattern is generously sized. I sewed up a size 4 based on Miss P’s waist size (with the size 6 length - which is easy to do as the sizes are nested) and she still has some room to grow in them. They’re designed to be quite roomy but she had plenty of length as well - and she’s an average sized 6-year-old at 46” tall. (I found the sizing is consistent with other MCT patterns. I have sewn a size 4 for P in the leotard that she’s wearing in these pics, as well as the Elise dress most recently.)

Due to the harem-style design of the pants, they are a super quick and easy sew. WIth just the side seams and inseam to sew, I added the elastic to the waist and then did a quick fit check before adding the cuffs. As you can see, Miss P’s got plenty of room in there and the length was great too. I love this style of pants for babies, but I see them on the older kids and teens at my kids’ dance school so I decided to make them from black cotton/lycra so they’d conform to my ballerina’s class uniform requirements. Going in the direction of dancewear was a great choice, although Miss P said she’d love to wear these for lounge pants or PJs, too.

She’s wearing her Bailey’s with the Leotard #4 that I made last summer for her; the fit is great and the whole ensemble is perfect for dance class or rehearsals. She said she felt like one of the older girls on the school’s dance team in her cool outfit - a pretty high compliment from this tough-to-impress kiddo!

Until next time,

Rachel