Once upon a time, circa 1996, McCall's came out with the sweetest Toddlers' pattern. It had pattern pieces for a unlined jacket, dress, pants, cap and hat.
Seriously, isn't it the cutest? I picked up a copy of this pattern back-in-the-day and even made cute little outfits for my then small niece and nephews. I don't know what happened to the original pattern, lost in the countless moves over the years, I guess. It came back in my life when I stumbled across an uncut copy in a second hand store. You can't imagine my delight at discovering this little treasure. Of course, I had to pick it up...
And make something from this pattern. I remade the pants. Little toddler jeans with faux leather knee patches! I had some cotton denim in my stash. Not the kind of fabric that they are trying to pass off as denim in the fabric stores now-a-days. There is no tencel here. This is strong 100% cotton denim fabric. You never see this in the retail landscape anymore, unless you find it in a vintage store. This is the kind of denim that can withstand any kind of playground shenanigans that that a toddler can get into.
This was a quick and easy project. I really like that the front pants pattern piece has the placement lines for the patch. It even has a patch pattern piece included that you can cut out in your fabric along with a decorative mock fly. It's a well drafted pattern and everything fits together quickly and easily. The challenge came in getting the right supplies. Thankfully, I found all the supplies in my stash including the yellow denim thread and a new denim needle for the sewing machine.
Fabric: 0.90 metres
Pattern: OOP McCall's 8548
Additional Tools & Supplies: Tracing pattern, highlighter marker, felt marker, cutting table, scissors, pins, iron, ironing board, sewing machine, serger, various threads, tweezers, jean-a-ma-jig, pin cushion, thread clippers and a lovely trip down memory lane.