Bottoms Up Baby Pants Pattern

Finally Mr Little is getting a bit more sewing love these past few weeks!  As well as the Dragon Rowan tee I made him recently, I also whipped up a pair of these super cute pants for a pattern test.  And when I say whipped up, literally they were printed, cut and sewn in a night and I can tell you being something of a procrastinator (or maybe I just get distracted easily…) anyway,  I NEVER make something in a night!

bottoms up pants cover

The Bottoms Up Baby Pants are the debut pattern for Jess of If Only They Would Nap’s new pattern business If Only Designs.

These pants have been specifically designed for babies who wear cloth nappies so there’s plenty of room in the back.  I did the whole cloth nappy thing first time around for about 12 months but gave in once daycare started and life got busier.

bottoms up pants front outside

So in these pics Little is wearing a disposable nappy but I still think the fit is great and definitely not too roomy.  If fact, I love the high rise at the back so there’s no bits of nappy poking out the top like usual.

bottoms up pants back outside

bottoms up pants back outside 2

I made up the most basic version of the pattern which is super easy and perfect for beginners.  However, the pattern does also include several front pocket designs as well as an option for faux welt pockets at the back.  I think including those could make a gorgeous pair of fancy pants!

bottoms up pants pockets

There are also options for flat front or fully elasticated waistbands which means they are suitable for both woven and knit fabrics.

bottoms up pants front

These ones were made from cargo drill cotton which means they’re warm enough to keep the breeze out but cool enough for the sunny spring days we’re having here at the moment.

I’m really happy with these pants and know we’ll be getting lots of wear out of them over the coming weeks before it really starts to heat up here.

Be sure to pop on over and check out the pattern.  Next week, Jess will be sharing loads of inspiration from the testers so there’ll be no shortage of ideas to start sewing up a bunch for your little one.

Til next time,


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