I was so excited to test out the new Fair-Weather Trousers for Petite Stitchery these last few weeks! Like their other patterns I have tested out this one is also full of options. My girls fell in love with the bib (overalls) option so that is what we tested out. There are also different variations for paperbag waist pants. All of the options can be made in shorts, capri or pants length and with wide or tapered leg and several different pockets. This pattern has a huge size range from 2-17 as well.
We are heading into summer here in South Florida where it is hot all the time so we opted for tapered shorts on both pairs of overalls. These will be so quick to throw on over a swimsuit for trips to the beach. For the first pair I used a woven from Joann that Ava has been eyeing for quite some time (I mean who doesn’t love unicorns!). For the second pair I used a cotton woven also from Joann as Annabel has been on a sunflower kick lately. The cotton wovens I used work great for the tapered shorts but you will definitely need to use a drapier/flowier woven if you decide to go with the wide leg options. I used buttons on the straps and shorts cuffs for both pairs but you can opt for easier snaps instead. I also wanted a cleaner finish on the inside facing of my bibs than the pattern called for. I cut two sets of facing, sewed right sides together, flipped and top stitched to enclose the raw seam before attaching the facing to the overalls. It was a few extra steps but I love the nice finished look on the inside so much better. I paired both bibs with a Sapphire top which is my favorite layering top, it’s quick and has ruffle options built into the pattern.
We will be making the shorts next as I am just in love with the paperbag waist! This pattern will be a staple in both my girls summer wardrobe this year. And, they also just released this in women’s sizing as well so you can sew these up for yourself too!
This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here and whip up some fun summer outfits for your girls! I’d love to see what you create:)
**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE TESTING PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**