Chicken Pants with Heart Pockets

After a few weeks without sewing, I made Frida these:

Chicken pants

I altered them slightly from the pattern which is from Ottobre 2/2003. The smallest size was an 86, and normally I would make Frida an 8, so I made them slightly narrower in the legs, and the fit is really good. I thought about having square pockets instead of heart pockets, but I decided it would look cute – and I think it does.

Chicken pants - back pockets

I tried the pants on Frida before I closed the casing for the elastic, and finished the hemming – and they look so cute on her. I’ll get a modeled shot soon, so you can see for yourself.

Chicken pants - front

Frida is already quite enthusiastic about the chickens…

Chicken pants - detail

Oh, and then I just think this goes perfectly with the colour of the pants – we have more peonies in bloom now, and I just love them!



  1. Karen says:

    I just love these!!! Did you find you had to use a larger seam allowance for this fabric? I find it to be terribly ravely (I have the pigs) but I really, really love it!

  2. Millie says:

    Lovely pants, lovely peonies too. I have the chicken fabric a while now, still haven’t found a project for mine. I have half a metre and it has to be divided in two (or 3 maybe?) for my girls, to avoid any unfairness!

  3. Jeannine says:

    Again I find your taste to be just great. The fabric and the heart shaped pockets are a perfect combination. I always tend to take some of the width out of their patterns, or use a smaller size and then lengthen them. Especially the older patterns are very wide. How did it feel to sew again. Don’t you just love to make children’s clothing, especially since it usually gets done in an evening.
    Great work Astrid. Cannot wait to see them modelled.

  4. Carla says:

    A few weeks without sewing? What were you thinking!!
    I love these pants… a beautiful shade of pink, and plain linen pockets look great! Was the chicken fabric linen too?

  5. Astrid says:

    Karen – I used the same seam allowance I use to (1 cm) – even though the quality is heavier, I think the fabric is still quite soft. I love the pigs too – thanks! 🙂

    Melanie – thank you! 😉

    Millie – Thanks! I had half a metre, and I’m afraid there’s not much left for Ronja – but then I have something else for her… 🙂

    Jeannine – thank you girl! It felt wonderful to sew again, I hope I’m going to find more time for it in the days to come – I have a loooong list of things to make… 🙂

    Ingrid – thank you so much! 🙂

    Punikum – admitted, she does like them – and thanks! She was wearing them to the nursery this morning, and she was amusingly aware of the chickens on her pants! 😀

    Maria – LOL – thank you, girl! 🙂

    Carla – oh, I’m just struggling to find time for doind most anything at the moment – don’t really know why. Hopefully I’ll find more time from now on! The chicken fabric is Japanese and it’s a wonderfully soft cotton-linen blend. Thank you! 🙂

  6. Jeannet says:

    Hej astrid, du er altså ikke helt uden humor (o: De er helt skønne. tager du ikke et billede så vi kan se dem på.
    Hvordan går det ellers med at nå det hele?
    Ps. skønne billeder fra haven. Jeg er også helt vild med bonderoser, ja i det hele taget stauder i haven.
    kh Jeannet

  7. melinda says:

    Such cute fabric – I’m sure Frida will get a lot of wear out of these. You managed to get the lovehearts very neat and tidy – no wobbles!

  8. Jacqui says:

    FANTASTIC!!! love them. I would never have thought about using this fabric for pants but they look soooo great. It washes and wears so well. So cute!

  9. Astrid says:

    Thank you all! 🙂

    Jeannet – så er der modelbillede på i nyeste post! 🙂 Dejligt du nævner humoren, jeg trækker også på smilebåndet, når jeg giver hende dem på! 😉

    Melinda – that is almost no wobbles… 🙂 Thank you!

    lua – I’m afraid I found this in an online shop in Denmark, so I don’t think that is of much use to you – also, it has been sold out. I know that it’s Japanese, though – so head on over to Etsy, Ebay, or Google. 😉

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