Purple HOSH Pants! {Pattern Review}

Yesterday I talked about the Bimaa sweater pattern, so I know you’ve already seen these hosh pants, but I wanted to take the space to talk about them a bit more. 
One of my difficulties in sewing for Abby is how long and thin she is. She usually measures at the 12 month size in her waist and the size 3 to 4 in height, which can make it difficult to get any pants to fit her right. I’ve been to many, MANY stores and can’t find skinny pants that fit the length of her legs and actually stay up on her little bum. She has a super cute figure, but it’s not easy to fit, you know what I mean? 
This is when my sewing machine and some seriously awesome purple leopard print fabric enter the picture. With a great pants pattern in my hands, I don’t have to worry about the sizing in store-bought clothing. I can sew my own and make sure they fit right! 

So, let me tell you about why I think this is a great pattern:
  1. The construction is very simple. There are no pockets, there is no topstitching (other than hemming, if you count that as topstitching). The buttonhole elastic is easy to use and/or easy to make yourself if you don’t have it on hand. This pattern is totally appropriate for anyone who hasn’t sewn pants before. 
  2. It gives you an excuse to use all those fun fashion bottom weights at your local fabric store. I bought enough fabric to make Abby three pairs of hosh pants, and believe me, I was holding back. There is no side seam which allows you to use awesome prints without worrying about matching things up at the seams. 
  3. Sarah’s instructions are clear and easy to follow. I’ve sewn A LOT of pdf sewing patterns, and I feel like I can tell a good pattern when I see one. This is a good pattern. 
  4. From start to finish, these pants only take about an hour and a half to sew. I actually made another pair today while my husband picked our son up from school, which took about an hour. 
You can see some of the details of the hosh pants in these pictures. Flat front, adjustable waist with buttonhole elastic (or you can make your own using this simple tutorial), clean finish. The construction is really interesting and it blows my mind that Sarah created these and is able to explain the instructions so well. 

So, if you’re looking for pants to sew your girly for Fall and Winter, I definitely suggest these! You can buy them HERE. The purple leopard print bottom weight fabric was purchased at my local Jo-ann Fabric & Crafts store, but unfortunately I can’t find the link for you guys. 
I plan on sewing a few more hosh pants for KCW next week, since they are perfect for a variety of outfits. I picked fun colors so there will be no fights during dressing time in the morning (denim with butterflies, hot pink). If you make some, I’d love to see your pictures! 

Speaking of KCW, are any of you going to participate? It feels like long time since I had the time to sew every single day for a week, but I’ll do what I can. I LOVE seeing the community come together during KCW, so I’ll be watching even if I’m writing more than sewing next week!

Love you all and thank you for reading. Have a great Wednesday! 


  1. says

    YES! Em is totally that tiny waisted, normal height kid too. I’ve had these on my to make list for a while and am hoping to finally sew up a pair during KCW. They look awesome on Abby!

  2. elena says

    I love this outfit! I’ve made a pair of Hosh pants for my daughter who measures similarly to your daughter but the bottom is way too baggy – I guess there is space for a diaper. Did you adjust the seat of the pants for your daughter to take out some of the bagginess? I’d like to try making another pair. Thanks!