Pixie Pants Essentials - Girls & Boys

Size Chart + Materials List

Backyard sprints and garden swings indulge their playful spirits year-round. Like the leaves on the trees they climb, this vintage-style pattern adapts with the seasons—make it with linen for summer strolls or with wintery wool paired with tights or knee high socks—to keep up with their endless outdoor adventures.

PDF pattern features:
  • Shorts, Pants + Culottes
  • Stylish flat front with elastic back for easy on/off
  • In-seam side pockets (optional)
  • Skill Level: Adventurous beginner

  • Pair with the EXPANSION PACK to transform your Pixies into the delightful Romper and Suspender versions with additional bow!  A BUNDLE is also available in the dropdown menu when ordering.

 

Pixie Essentials

 

View size chart + materials list  | View FAQ

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to gently used corduroy or light weight wool garments and pretty printed cotton dresses or shirts for inspiration.

Cover photo by Linnea Farnsworth


Customer Reviews

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K.B.
Love the design

Some parts of the design was difficult to understand as a beginner. However over all I’m very happy!

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W.S.
Easy

This was my first experience using a PDF pattern. A very positive experience with easy to follow instructions. I made the Pixie shorts and was happy with the end result and I plan on making many more.

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D.W.
Pixie Pants

Lisa, this is my first review, and I don't know why because I have made SO much of yours, but I have to by saying, your patterns give me excited butterflies, just thinking of making something. I know that every time, I am going to get precise, clear instructions. I know I am going to get professional results and they will function well and look amazing on. OK, onto the Pixie shorts. I have made a few pairs pockets and cuffs. I absolutely love them. The video instructions are fantastic for the first sew and then I didn't need them for subsequent shorts. I love adding the pocket detail in a contrast fabric - it is a stunning feature. I'd absolutely recommend these shorts to anyone - from a beginner to a confident seamstress. They are professional and perfect and you will make them Over and Over again!!

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S.A.
Pixie Bundle

Very well thought out instructions. Love the tablet friendly PDF and video link options. Layered printing is always an exciting bonus! For beginners, the only thing i would add is to stay stitch your waistband so it doesn't stretch! I made the Pixie Pants with the Bib Add On for my niece. Very cute! Can't wait to make three more for my boys :)

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S.d.
So many options!

I love this pattern, it's beautifully drafted and really fits my 2 year old well both in style as well as size fit. I have only made two of the options yet but am planning on lots more at the end of the summer!

Related Items

Pixie Pants + Romper Size Chart + Materials List
Suggested Fabrics

Winter: Light to medium weight wools, velvet or other fabrics with a little drape
Spring/Autumn: Corduroy and denim are lovely
Summer:  Breezy cottons or linens  

Other Supplies & Notions
Size & Measurements Chart 

Check the child’s measurements against the measurements in the size chart to get the best fit.  These sizes are based on ATSM standard measurements and may NOT correspond to typical ready-to-wear sizes.  If your child’s waist and height measurements fall under two different sizes, you can achieve a custom fit by altering the pattern according to the instructions in the pattern tutorial. 

Size

Prem

NB

0-3m

3-6m

6-9m

9-12m

12-18m

18-24m

Child’s Waist

17”

43.1cm

17.5”

44.4cm

18”
45.7cm

18.5”
47cm

18.75”
47.6cm

19”
48.3cm

19.5”
49.5cm

20”
50.8cm

Child’s Height

17-19”

43-49cm

19.5-21.5

50-55cm

22- 23.5”
up to 60cm

24-26.5”
60-68cm

27-27.5”
69-72cm

28-30.5”
73-78cm

31-32.5”
79-83cm

35.5”
90cm

 

 

Size

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

Child’s Waist

20.5”
52.1cm

21”
53.3cm

21.5”
54.6cm

22”
55.9cm

22.5”
57.1cm

23”
58.4cm

24”
61cm

Child’s Height

38.5”
97.8cm

41.5”
105.4cm

44.5”
113cm

46.5”
118cm

51”
129.5cm

53”
134.6cm

57.5”
139.7cm

 

Fabric Requirements - Shorts, Pants, Culottes

 

Fabric Width

Prem-0-3m

3-6m

6-9m

9-12m

12-18m

18-24m

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

Shorts

METRIC  110cm

40cm

45cm

50cm

55cm

60cm

65cm

70cm

70cm

75cm

75cm

80cm

85cm

90cm

Knee Length (Culottes only)

METRIC 110cm

45cm

50cm

55cm

60cm

65cm

70cm

70cm

75cm

80cm

85cm

90cm

100cm

110cm

Pants

METRIC  110cm

45cm

55cm

60cm

65cm

70cm

75cm

80cm

85cm

90cm

95cm

100cm

110cm

120cm

Shorts

IMPERIAL  44”

0.4yd

0.5yd

0.5yd

0.6yd

0.7yd

0.7yd

0.8yd

0.8yd

0.8yd

0.8yd

0.9yd

0.9yd

1yd

Knee Length (Culottes only)

IMPERIAL  44”

0.5yd

0.5yd

0.6yd

0.7yd

0.7yd

0.8yd

0.8yd

0.8yd

0.9yd

0.9yd

1yd

1.1yd

1.2yd

Pants

IMPERIAL  44” 

0.5yd

0.6yd

0.7yd

0.7yd

0.8yd

0.8yd

0.9yd

0.9yd

1yd

1yd

1.1yd

1.2yd

1.3yd

 

Fabric Requirements - Romper Versions 

For the Romper versions, you will need the amounts listed in the chart below of 44”/110cm wide fabric.  These amounts are for non-directional fabrics.

Romper Length

Fabric Width

Prem-0-3m

3-6m

6-9m

9-12m

12-18m

18-24

3

4

5

6

7

8

10

Shorts Length 

METRIC  110cm

60

65

65

75

85

95

100

105

110

115

115

120

125

Knee Length (Culottes only)

METRIC 110cm

65

70

70

80

90

105

110

115

120

120

125

135

140

Pants Length + Culottes

METRIC  110cm

70

75

75

85

95

105

115

125

130

130

135

145

150

Shorts Length 

IMPERIAL  44”

0.7y

0.7y

0.7y

0.8y

0.9y

1y

1.1y

1.1y

1.2y

1.3y

1.3y

1.3y

1.4y

Knee Length (Culottes only)

IMPERIAL  44”

0.7y

0.8y

0.8y

0.9y

1y

1.1y

1.2y

1.3y

1.3y

1.3y

1.4y

1.5y

1.5y

Pants Length + Culottes

IMPERIAL  44” 

0.8y

0.8y

0.8y

0.9y

1y

1.1y

1.3y

1.4y

1.4y

1.4y

1.5y

1.6y

1.6y