Friday, August 10, 2018

Back To School Blog Tour | Bella Sunshine Designs - Sansa Flares |



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 Thank you so much for joining us for Bella Sunshine Designs'  Back to School Tour. I am so excited to finally get some sewing done for my oldest for 2nd Grade! BSD has a super cute pattern for knit pants. The Sansa Flare Pants (aff link) pattern is reminiscent of 1970's bell bottoms. There are two options for the waist: elastic waistband and yoga. I'm trying to conserve this awesome fabric so I did an elastic waistband. I think I might try to hack a flat front and elastic back after a few more pairs. I followed the patterns instruction on size blending since both the rise and knee position needed to be changed.  She needed a 3t waist and size 6 in length with the rise of a 4t to boot.





Something else to consider is how well these can be dressed up or down depending on your fabric; the pattern calls for a minimum 50% stretch on a 4-way knit. I am dying to try a pair in Ponte, but they also work super well with cotton lycra. The fabric I used has some heft and slink to it, but a good amount of stretch and recovery. I think these work well for P.E. days as well which are the bane of my existence when trying to dress her for school. I want her to be P.E. ready,  but I don't want her to look like she has P.E. clothes on all day. 





When I showed her the fabric that I had planned she got super excited. However, she has been known to just patronize me so I wasn't sure how she would react to the actual pants once they were made. To quote her, "These are so comfy I wish that I could wear them all day!" Her enthusiastic approval is a great motivator to make more.She loves them and I love how fast they came together not to mention the truly custom fit that I got for my girl. Mommy always feels like a sewing master when they come out perfect on the first try.


Well, that's all I have for you today.You can see all of today's tour posts or catch up on the entire tour here.
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P.S. Bella Sunshine Designs (aff link) is running a sale for back to school through Sunday August 12th. Kids patterns are $6, Women's are $7 and bundles are $12 on the website. No coupon needed.


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