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    carrotflowers @carrotflowers

    I was going to email oliver + s but thought the answer might help others so I’ll ask here. I measured my nephew intending to make him the sailboat pants. His waist and his outseam are 22″. However the pattern’s sizing chart gives the ‘extended waist’ measurement, and also I know the pants are a wee cropped. He is 4 years old and slender. I believe that from shoulder to ankle he’s 3 feet so overall maybe 3.5 feet tall. Is the size 4 or 5 recommended? In either case I intend to extend the length anyway so they can be worn in the winter.

    Thanks!

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    April Henry @April1930s

    I recommend the size 4 and lengthening. That’s what I did for my daughter. Just be sure to lengthen by splicing the pattern and adding a section rather than just adding length at the hem.

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    carrotflowers @carrotflowers

    Thanks for the advice – so she was similar in measurement? I did plan to splice and lengthen – where did you make the separation?

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    April Henry @April1930s

    I spliced above the notches. My daughter has always been slender in the sizing, and having made these before, the size 4 was a much better fit around the waist and crotch seam.

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    carrotflowers @carrotflowers

    Do you mean the notches near the top of the pant that are a couple inches apart?

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    April Henry @April1930s

    No – more towards the bottom as I recall.

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    carrotflowers @carrotflowers

    I found it and finally made the pants! thanks for your help, it went smoothly 🙂

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    If the pants I made are too loose in the waist, is there any reason I couldn’t go back and move the buttons + shorten the elastic? That won’t make them somehow explode into flames or anything?

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Thats what I would do, especially if nappies are involved.

    ( I had visions of you surreptitiously moving buttons and then shrieking as they went up )

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