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Fun, Comfy, Easy -- The Mamma Can Do It Fit Pants for Boys

So, these pants are pretty amazing. Let me introduce you to the Mamma Can Do It Fit Pants for boys.

I'm sure you've already seen these, and you may have already seen many ladies raving about them, but this really is a great pattern! So many reasons to love them!

Let me tell you a little about them!

The Fit Worksheet

This pattern includes a wonderful size range, 2T all the way up to size 20! These are drafted specifically for boys. The pattern is intended to be used with a knit fabric with 40% stretch, but if this description doesn't match the fabric you're dying to use, you're in luck! Elizabeth has a WONDERFUL fit guide included in the pattern. It's really nothing short of AMAZING. But... remember how you always wondered if you'd really ever have to use that math you learned in school? Here is where it comes into play. πŸ˜‰ You'll need to know how much stretch your fabric has (don't worry - she explains how to determine this), your child's measurements, and a calculator (unless you really want to do math haha). Using her formula and plugging in these numbers, you'll get a new adjusted size to make! She has instructions for increasing the rise of the pants too (you'll probably need to do this only if based on your fabric and adjusted measurements you have to use a different size - we want them to still come up high enough).

So, yes, these are drafted for knit fabrics, but do you have a stretch woven that you love? Some of the testers used these fabrics such as stretch denim or stretch twill with success! You just need a little stretch for ease of movement! 😎

For Daniel's pants, I used a French Terry I found at Joanns. It had about 50% stretch, but according to the fit worksheet, our starting measurement didn't change much, so he used the same size.

The Faux Fly

There is also a faux fly option. I've made a lot of things, but I had never done a faux fly before. It was SO EASY. Her instructions explain everything so well. She really doesn't leave you hanging on any step!


The Pockets

This pattern has optional front and back pockets. She even has a couple of different options for the back pockets. You can choose whatever you like to get your favorite look! I used front pockets and back pockets on Daniel's shorts. She recommends using a lighter weight fabric for the pocket lining so they're not as bulky. I used a jersey fabric on Daniel's front pocket lining, and used the same fabric as the pants on the pocket backing (the part that shows). The back pockets are sewn right sides together, then turned and put on the pants (they're 2 layers thick). So I chose to use a woven fabric for the "lining" piece that doesn't show and the main fabric for the "main" piece that does. I think this helps the pocket maintain its intended shape. Alternately, you might choose to add interfacing to the pockets to help with this!

The Waistband

The waistband is a simple elastic waistband. I TOTALLY prefer elastic waistbands for pants for kids. The yoga waistband may be comfy and easy, but I think elastic just stays up better. So I'm obviously a fan.

The Legs

You have a few options here too! She has a regular fit and a wide leg fit. She also has different lengths you can choose, bike length shorts, knee length shorts, and full pants. I chose to make knee length for Daniel, as we are rapidly moving into warmer weather!

Did I Mention Comfortable?

These pants are made from knit fabric, and knit fabric is just comfortable to wear! They're the perfect pants for wearing everyday, using for anything a little boy might get into. They're perfect for play!

So Much Support

When you purchase this pattern, you'll be able to rest easy knowing that you can get all the help you need! This is a wonderful pattern, and the Mamma Can Do It Facebook Group is a GREAT place to find answers to your questions (and inspiration for more projects πŸ˜‰).

If you have not visited the Mamma Can Do It blog yet, I urge you to check it out! You'll find MANY hacks to use for this pattern and other patterns!  Once you've found a pattern you love, with a little creativity, you'll learn that the options for making that pattern in different ways really are limitless!!

If you're interested, I wrote a blog post for the MCDI Blog on adding a button tab to the side of the shorts (if you want to roll yours up).

Did Somebody Say Free??

Oh... and if you want to "try before you buy," you can download the size 2T for these pants for FREE. You're in luck if your child wears that size. And you're in luck even if they don't, because downloading the freebie will allow you to see the style in which MCDI patterns are put together and how amazing the pattern is for yourself. If you download the freebie, you'll totally want the whole size range!

Just a Little Overview:
  • Fit Worksheet to get the perfect fit, every time, no matter which fabric you choose
  • Faux Fly 
  • Pockets
  • Elastic Waistband
  • Wide or Regular Legs
  • 3 different lengths (bike length, knee length, pant length)
  • Support in the Mamma Can Do It Facebook Group
  • Many hacks available on the Mamma Can Do It Blog
  • Option to download one size of the pattern to check it out before purchasing the entire size range
  • Layers for easy printing (my favorite thing!)
  • It's on sale for 35% off during Release Week!!! 
Thank you SO much for reading this post! I'm sure you'll love this pattern as much as I do!

If you decide to purchase this pattern, I would SO appreciate you using my affiliate link. I've included it throughout the post, and you can find it below! πŸ’—πŸ’—

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