You will need:
-A thinner lightweight jersey sweatshirt (interlock is perfect!)
-25'' of twill tape for the tie... I used some that came packaged around some throw blankets. I'm all about finding your sewing materials in the oddest of places!
-your sewing supplies, particularly some ball point needles
-This 3T pattern CAUTION: My pattern is kind of messy, that's just how I sew, drawing right onto some freezer paper! If you need another size, you will have to draft your own using some pants your child currently fits in. You can easily adapt this to a 2T by cutting around the main front/back pattern pieces 1/2''. The pockets and the bias binding should adapt to any size.
-possibly some contrasting fabric for the bias binding, the red pair have a denim bias binding, the blue pair have the same sweatshirt type material
-possibly some stabilizer for when you hem to keep it from going wonky if you don't have a serger (I don't either!), or you can try Jessica's method with tissue paper!
Other notes: I decided that this type of a sweatshirt WOULD FRAY, so you will need to finish (serge or zig zag) the edges how you see fit prior to sewing the pieces together. This tutorial assumes that you have SOME sewing knowledge, like I'm not going to go over how to make bias tape or hem some pants, for instance. There are plenty of tutorials out there on that already! I Hope you enjoy!
Step 1: Cut Off Bottom of Your Sweatshirt Band
Step 2: Lay Out Your Pattern Pieces and Cut
Step 3: Sew Your Pockets
Step 4: Lay Pocket Flat
Step 5: Assemble Pant Front and Pocket, Pin
Step 6: Make Your Bias Tape
Step 7: Attach Bias Tape to Pocket
Step 8: Pockets Thus Far
Step 9: Baste Your Pocket Sides
Step 10: Sew Pant Crotch
Step 12: Sew Side Seams
Step 13: Create the Mock Tie Waistband
1. With right sides together, sew the seam together. 2. With right sides together, pin and sew your waistband to the top edge of your pants. I used the serged thread lines on my sweatshirt as a guide, otherwise 1/2'' seams. 3. You should have this. And you could stop here if you wanted. Continue to add the mock tie. 4. Grab your twill tape. 5. Make it into bias tape if it was wide like mine. 6. Measure the halfway mark and mark 1/2'' to either side of the center seam. 7. Seam rip two tiny holes where you will thread your tie. I know this is kind of scary, but it's really okay. 8. Thread the tie through the holes. 9. Sew two parrallel lines over the tie to secure, creating like a mock button hole. This fabric is true jersey, so it won't fray anymore and it won't be seen with the tie tied like so...