Bringing home a tutorial I posted over on MellySews this summer, as part of her Sew in Tune Series. I didn't have to pick a song for this series, because Wheels on the Bus was the only option. To say my almost three year old loves this song is simply an understatement. Obsessed might be a better suited adjective, an ongoing almost two year infatuation. When he was barely one he would wave his little finger in the air in a circular motion wanting us to sing it to him. Pretty sure there is not a day in the last almost two years that I haven't sung this song, usually multiple times in a row!
So here is an outfit that was inspired by the Wheels on the Bus obsession.
These pants are perfect for the time of year, allowing for cropped pants in the last weeks of summer and then longer pants as we roll into fall. The t-shirt was made using the Raglan Tee Pattern from Sewing for Boys. The vest was a random request from Mae, who loves the alligator print of the lining. You can read more about the vest HERE.
MAKING THE CUFFS
Shorten pant pattern piece to account for no hem needed. I use a two inch hem for these pants so I cut off 1 1/2 inches, leaving a half inch for the cuff seam.
Now you should be able to put pant together per your pant pattern. A couple things:
When sewing legs together make sure seam allowance gets sewn facing the pant leg.
MAKING THE TABS
Cut out two rectangles for each tab. Mine were 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Just make sure they are shorter than the height of the cuff so they won't hang out the bottom of the pant.