There are plenty of sewing patterns for little girls out there, but what I found lacking was sewing patterns for boys. Granted that there are much lesser variations in terms of dressing for boys but I had really wanted to sew something beyond just little shorts for my bub. And that’s when I found Puperita.
I’ve seen so many lovely makes by sewists all around the world so I wasn’t surprised when I saw the range of patterns Annalise has to offer. And there were plenty of patterns for boys! I chose the little stars pants because it looked adorable and seem easy to put together.
This is a fully lined pattern good for any ages up to 6 years old which I was thrilled because it meant that I can sew it over and over again. There are 10 sizes in total and it goes by height which is as straight-forward as it can get. The only time waist measurements is needed is for the waistband because that is sewn using an elastic. There are also 2 extremely cute pockets which makes the little stars pants super adorable.
What I liked about this pattern was how it is wide legged and easy to wear over diapers. Annalise’s instructions were clear and easy to understand. The only modification I made to my pattern was to skip the lining since it’s usually warm in Singapore all year round.
Sizing wise, it was pretty spot on as it goes by height. My little glitch though was not measuring my active toddler properly which resulted in the waist area being quite loose which I had since amended.
In terms of fabrics, I think this pattern works great using a sturdier fabric like denim or canvas, instead I used a cotton fabric which resulted in the pair of pants looking slightly limped. I’m definitely going to try something sturdier in my next attempt and probably also try out the lined version for something Junior can wear during one of our overseas trips. Beyond looking at it as ‘going out’ wear, this pattern in cotton makes a great pair of PJs too. And not forgetting taking some inches off and you have a pair of shorts or berms. Plenty of ways in sewing this. Now, I just need to find the time to do so.
I am definitely going to recommend this pattern to any beginner trying their hand at a boy’s pattern. Simple to put together without zippers and buckle and all that. And totally comfy for the toddler.
Puperita can be found on Etsy via this link.