Pixie Pants Essentials ~ gender neutral

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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C
C.G.
Wonderful patter!

Fabulous pattern especially to be made with my special fabrics!
Wonderful the possibility to realize different solutions.

P
P.B.
Lovely little pattern

First make was from french terry which I think is too thick but my daughter loves them on her little boy. I love the online instructions very easy to follow.

B
B.S.
Great pattern with easy to follow instructions

My first T+T pattern and I am very happy with the outcome. I was looking for nice pants for my 9 months old to wear at our upcoming wedding and these pants are perfect!

H
H.D.
Gorgeous shorts

Great pattern, makes such a sweet little pair of shorts- much more special than any other shorts pattern I’ve come across.

R
R.L.
Breeze Shirt

Thanks so much for another lovely pattern and especially for the great instructions and tutorials. I am so pleased with the finished article and look forward to making the Pixie Pants after Christmas.

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e.b.
Great pattern

This pattern was easy to use. I like that there are detailed instructions, but also a short set of you're already a confident sewist. I made two pairs of the bib pants for my girls and everyone asks me where we got them. Caution: the "pants" are not regular pants length, they're 3/4 length.

C
C.W.
Yet another fabulous pattern

I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with this pattern, lovely clear instructions and as always so many combinations to choose from every pair will be different. If only all sewing patterns were this good thanks twig and tale

R
R.L.
Love these shorts

Easy to follow pattern! Great for upcycling and makes darling shorts.

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