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From: homemaker9
Date: 01-24-2007, 03:26 PM (1 of 6)
My grandsons are 4 and 2. They are bigger than normal. We are having a time trying to find pants that fit in the waste for the 4 yr old and not way too long or way too big in the legs. Do you have a pattern that would work or can you tell me how to make a pattern fit. I haven't tried to sew for him yet only to hem the pants. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
User: homemaker9
Member since: 01-06-2007
Total posts: 18
From: diannab
Date: 01-24-2007, 09:03 PM (2 of 6)
Take one of his better fitting pants and lay it out like this:

You can trace the crotch and top. Also add a good 3 inches to the top to allow for seaming and an elastic case ;D I know this sounds tedious but my 5 year old daughter is built different than others and we were buying 2 sizes up to try and fit her :D But now there are no hemming pants!!! They fit just right! :D ;D Good Luck! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help! :D

User: diannab
Member since: 10-28-2006
Total posts: 78
From: violet_blues
Date: 01-26-2007, 12:16 AM (3 of 6)
I just wanted to mention that Old Navy has a Husky size for boys in case you did not want to sew an entire wardrobe....:bluewink:

Best Wishes
User: violet_blues
Member since: 11-17-2006
Total posts: 27
From: homemaker9
Date: 01-30-2007, 12:42 PM (4 of 6)
Thanks for the info. I will tell his mom about Old Navy. I may try the pants pattern you showed me. Ooh, sewing pants always confused me.
User: homemaker9
Member since: 01-06-2007
Total posts: 18
From: jmnyva
Date: 02-01-2007, 11:32 AM (5 of 6)
Hi I'm new here & this is my first post! :nervous:

I have a 4 1/2yr old grandson that has the opposite he's skinny minnie! :bg:

Now to your problem our son was "husky" & Sear's carried pants & clothes in husky way back then in fact they were the only ones I could find! :up:

I have made DGS some pants using the method that the other poster said & it's really not too difficult since I'm not a really great sewer & once I got the part about adding at least 3" to the top for the waist it was just like working with a store bought pattern!

I'm dreading the day he says "Grandma big boys have zippers!" :wink: LOL

Happy Sewing
User: jmnyva
Member since: 08-27-2005
Total posts: 1
From: paroper
Date: 02-01-2007, 11:53 AM (6 of 6)
I can find slim sizes for girls at JP Penney's. I don't know how low their slims go or if they offer them for boys but it has been a blessing to find them in size 6 for her!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
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