For a newborn baby I wish to give a selfmade present, matching the style of the birth announcement card. I want to make it for the age of 1y, so I take a UK size 12, it’s the EU size 80. So I make Baby pants Oliver on the overlock/coverlock L890. That must be fun to make. I found it on the blog MinnieMie and it’s the free pattern ‘Oliver’. You will find the patterns and tutorial on the MinnieMie blog.
Find the pattern under the button ‘free pattern – Oliver babypants’.
Find information and the download link:
I chose a fun stretch fabric with whales and choose for overlock thread Mettler Seralene:
The printed pattern is divided over 2 sheets of paper. Choose your size and tape both pages to one pattern.
You will find the standard sizes for the waistband and the cuffs. Be sure to add extra width for less stretchy fabric. Consider standard stretch fabric to need a little more width.
My size seemed to be a bit small for a 1y old.
Position the back pattern part at fabric fold:
Fold the same pattern part on the horizontal line for the front pattern. Cut waistband and cuff.
Look at the print when cutting waistband and cuffs. For the waistaband, the main print should be found on the bottom half (the big dark blue whales) and for the cuffs, you find them on the upper half (the smaller blue whales).
Sew the Baby pants Oliver on the overlock/coverlock L890:
I used the BERNINA L 890 to sew the pants.
BERNINA L 890
The L 890 is perfectly suited for working with all types of fabrics, including knits as well as wovens. With One-Step BERNINA Air Threader ✓ Intuitive operation via touch screen ✓ Fast, precise & quiet ✓ Manufactured by BERNINA ✓ 100% designed and engineered in Switzerland ✓
So, you cut the pattern. I chose for a seam allowance of 1,5 cm. When stitching on the overlock, you have a much neater stitch when cutting some fabric.
With the 1,5 cm seam allowance, I cut of 0,7 cm.
Overlock both side seams, the curved seam and the short sides of waistband and ankle cuffs.
Fold over the waistband and ankle cuffs. In the picture, you can see that the fold for the waistband is on top and for the cuffs, it is on the bottom:
Pin the waistband seam on the middle of the back pattern part. Stretch as much as you can to divide the rest of the pattern part to the pants.
Take away the pins before the knife hits them. Overlocker knives and pins don’t go together!
Sew the folded waistband to the pants. Cut a 0,7 cm. Stretch the pattern parts while sewing.
Repeat the procedure for the ankle cuffs. The smaller the pants size, the more difficult to match to the pants. That’s the reason why I set the level to ‘Intermediate’.
For a bigger size of these pants, this is really a beginners project!
The pants are ready! Make some more, it’s fun and cute to do. Baby pants Oliver on the overlock/coverlock L890 is a fun baby gift!
Are you ready to make them?
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Feel free to share this project with creative friends. The free pattern is only meant for personal use. Don’t sale it. Thanks for respecting the designers work!