You probably already know Toya and her unique style. The news is she recently started making patterns for kids, well… maybe it’s not that new since this is her second pattern already. Anyway, Toya released a new trousers and shorts pattern and we like it a lot.
The Graphite Trousers and Shorts were even approved by my picky daughter, M, as well as by F. Totally a wining!
I really like the style of the trousers, with front pleats and optional tie. They are super comfortable and stylish.
The pattern is available in sizes 2 up to 12 years old as trousers, cropped length or shorts. These will get a lot of use all year round.
Shorts always get a lot of wear around here. Even during winter, (except on those freezing cold days) paired with tights, so I tried the shorts first, to wear with knee socks during Spring. I also made a version in chambray for Summer but haven’t photographed yet.
For F, I made size 7 based on her hip measurements and although she is a size 8 for height, the shorts fit her perfectly.
The fabric used is a Liberty corduroy bought at my local haberdashery that, unfortunately, closed recently. The fabric worked very well for this pattern and will be perfect for a trousers version during winter.
The pattern instructions are detailed and helpful, as well as the illustrations.
During testing I’ve seen some great versions and I honestly can say that I’ll be making more for my girls. Now, if only there was a ladies version…
I’m picturing a next version in seersucker. Do you recommend any shop that has some with nice quality 100% cotton? 😊
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