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 I was incredibly excited when Lisa from Big Little asked for pattern testers recently. I have a few of her patterns already and love them. I was even more delighted when I discovered the pattern I would be testing was for the Pixie Pants and shorts.

The pattern that Lisa has created is great. Pretty much all my patterns are PDF’s and the quality of instruction and pattern differs greatly between creators. Lisa’s is right up there with the best I have. Her instructions were concise and accurate and very easy to follow. The pattern pieces went together well and didn’t use half a forest to print out – one of my pet hates is patterns that use masses of paper through printing, only to have to cut 2/3 of it away once the patterns taped up.

They are possibly one of the nicest, most stylish pants/shorts patterns I’ve come across and also beg to be customised – belt loops, contrasting trim, a touch of lace. So many options! The peices go together nicely and the finished pants and shorts look really smart.

I made these pants in both a thicker winter weight wool and in lighter quilting weight cotton for spring and cooler summer days. By the time I made a 3rd pair I was down to a 90 minute make time, and that’s including those all important stops to grab a cookie or cuppa. So not only a great pattern but also fast!




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Great news! Lisa is offering 15% of the Pixie Pants Pattern here and the Pixie Shorts pattern here for the duration of the tour. All you need is the coupon code PIXIEPANTS15, valid until Tuesday 23 September.

Be sure to check back in on the Big Little blog on Tuesday for a giveaway too!

Mon 15 Lisa @ Big Little
Tues 16 Leanne @ Paper Moon
Wed 17 Jenny @ Mend & Make New
Thurs 18 Leonie @ Sunshine x 3
Fri 19 Aimee @ Small Steps Big Noises
Mon 22 Orsolya @ Borsoo
Tues 23 Viki – posted by Big Little and a GIVEAWAY!

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8 Replies

    1. thank you, I’m so pleased with the lighter ones, the only downside to the wool is they are a little scratchy. I think a up-cycled suit fabric would be good. Tweed or something.

  1. These look great Aimee! Thanks so very much for helping me test the pattern and giving me such valuable feedback. Hope she loves the shorts come summer too! Xx

  2. I absolutely love the photo where she’s climbing the gate. It’s amazing how different looks can be achieved from the same pattern just by changing up the fabric. Three pairs!! Great effort. I like that you have thought of other ways to stamp some unique flavour onto the pattern too and that’s probably something I wouldn’t have considered otherwise – great review.

    1. Thank you. She chose the lighter patterned fabric herself. I think a light chambray with a piping or lace trim along the cuffs and waist would be SO cute. I can’t wait to make a few more pairs.

  3. They look awesome and go you with the 3 pairs!! Like Leanne said – amazing the difference the different fabric choices make! Adorable 🙂

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