Step 1: Collect Your Materials
• McCall's 2999 pattern number
• a sewing machine (any brand)
• Dressmakers pins
• 1 metre square of patterned flannelette
• 1/4 metre square of coloured flannelette
• singer sewing scissors
• pink thread
• bobbin (same colour as thread)
• paper scissors
• hot glue gun
• half a fake pearl
• tailors chalk
• safety pin
Step 2: Cutting It All Out
2. Cut around the outside of the pattern and through the fabric using your fabric scissors. Place aside and pull out the coloured flannelette and pattern piece 17. Fold the coloured flannelette in half (raw edges together wrong sides together). Pin down the piece and cut out using the fabric scissors. Now you should have two of each piece
Step 3: Sewing the Inside Leg
2. Set up your sewing machine with the pink thread and bobbin and set to a straight stitch. Sew a straight sew 1cm from the edge of the fabric stopping at the notch remembering to reverse at both ends. Zigzag each seam edge individually to avoid fraying. Repeat this on the other front and back piece and set both aside.
Step 4: Sewing the Crotch and Outside Leg
Step 5: Casing and Elastic
2.Attach the safety pin to the edge of the elastic and insert the pin through the gap. Use the safety pin as a guide and pull around the fabric till it reaches the beginning. Cut the elastic two centimetres from the opening making sure to hold on tight so it does not renter the casing. Pin the two pieces together so the overlap each other. Sew over the overlapping reversing about five times. Remove the pins and push the elastic back into the pants. The elastic should not be too tight. Pin down the opening in the casing and sew it up on the machine making sure not to catch the elastic
Step 6: Stitching the Leg Bands
2. Keep the fabric inside out and place inside the pant leg leaving 8 centimetres of excess hanging out. Pin around the edge of the pant leg picking up the fabric on the inside and use a basting stitch to secure the fabric to the edge. Fold up the 8 centimetres of fabric so that it becomes six. Fold down the top part so that it becomes 5 centimetres and pin all the way around to make a casing. Sew 0.5 centimetres around the top bottom of the casing. Place two pins parallel in the top of the casing 5 centimetres apart and sew 0.5 centimetres around the top leaving this section out (remember to reverse next to the pins to reinforce fabric when threading elastic).
3. Place the safety pin through the end of the elastic and thread through using it as a guide. Cut the elastic two centimetres from the opening making sure to hold on tight so it does not renter the casing. Pin the two pieces together so the overlap each other. Sew over the overlapping reversing about five times. Remove the pins and push the elastic back into the pant leg casing. The elastic should not be too tight. Pin down the opening in the casing and sew it up on the machine making sure not to catch the elastic.
4.Repeat steps 1-3 this on the second leg.
Step 7: Finishing Touches
2. Fold this piece in half and secure it with a dot of hot glue using the gun. Fold the other to edges towards the folded edge and secure with glue. Pinch the fabric together till the glue is dry. Place a dot of glue on the pearl and stick it to the middle of the bow.
3.Using a larger spot of glue secure the bow to the pants and place a piece of paper inside the pants to stop the glue from leaking through ( you can also sew the bow down using a needle and thread) once the glue is dry the pants are ready to be worn.