Arlo Pant & Short
A versatile unisex tapered trouser & shorts pattern with an elasticated waistband, side angle pockets, back patch pocket, faux fly & waist tie. Views C & D remove all the style details for a really fast & simple pant or short.
Downloadable PDF pattern - print at home on A4 or US letter. An A0 large format/copy shop file is also included. Patterns have layers and sizes are colour coded.
Pattern is intended for personal use only and cannot be used for commercial purposes
Views A & B - made exactly as pattern with all the pocket, fly & tie details. There is a cut line on the front & back patterns for the shorts.
Views C & D - requires simple manipulation of the pattern to remove the side pockets and fly...the pocket bag & front pattern pieces are pinned together to remove the side angle pockets. The front fly extension is trimmed to remove the faux fly. Photo instructions show how to do this step by step.
We have also included instructions on how to sew a ruffle edged waistband - simply use a narrower elastic (no need to alter the pattern).
Ability level - Advanced Beginner
(views C &D are very easy / beginner level, but note that pattern requires some simple manipulation to remove the side angle pockets as described above)
Size range 6-9m, 9-12m, 1yr, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr, 5yr, 6yr, 7yr, 8yr
Required trims -
30mm (1&3/8") wide elastic for waist (or 12mm, 1/2" wide elastic for ruffle edge waistband)
12mm (1/2") wide cotton twill tape (optional)
a small amount of fusible interfacing for view A&B fly extension
Recommended fabric - Medium weight woven fabrics; cotton & linen blends. Pictured garments are made from mid weight linen and cotton.
Stripe shorts are size 4yr, worn by a 4.5 year old slightly above average sized girl.
Boy model is 2.75 years and above average size. He is wearing size 3 pants over underpants.
Size 2 and under have a deeper than normal rise to fit over disposable nappies.
The patterns are designed to fit an above-average sized child (around the 75th percentile) for the year that matches their age. For example, if the child is an above average-sized 18 month old, a size 1yr will still have some room to grow. In most cases there is no need to size up unless the child is at the very top end of the growth charts. If the child is small, do consider sizing down, or expect that the fit will be generous.