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Yoga pants for a picky kid
October 5, 2010 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Looking for red children's yoga pants

Like these, but red.

This is for a friend's very fastidious six-year old child who objects to almost all forms fabric except for soft cotton, and will not wear pants with drawstrings or tight fitting legs, but is now required to wear red pants for gym class. The most useful answers will hew closely to the design of the Land's End pants linked above and will include a link to the item, if possible. A mother at the end of her wits thanks you all in advance.
posted by lassie to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total)
 
Will these American Apparel ones work?
posted by kitkatcathy at 10:41 AM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


If all else fails, she could always purchase a white pair and dye them red. Cherry Kool-Aid is a good dye, cheap and readily available.
posted by PorcineWithMe at 10:58 AM on October 5, 2010


Here are some at The Children's Place.

I found some at Land's End and Old Navy, but they both have ties at the waist. Would she wear them if the tie was removed?
posted by zooropa at 11:58 AM on October 5, 2010


Similar situation of ours needed very specific sweats/pants and we looked everywhere. Ended up being able to get them from a sports store that does tshirt printing/embroidering. They had access to every style of pants (yoga, sweats, w/out drawstrings etc) in every color imaginable in youth sizes.
posted by maxg94 at 12:00 PM on October 5, 2010


It might be worth contacting Soft Clothing. I've never ordered from them, but a friend recommends them -- and I have the impression that they have more items that what their website shows.
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:32 PM on October 5, 2010


Etsy seller Ureshii makes made-to-measure beautiful soft bamboo pants for children and adults in a rainbow of colours, including red.

The bamboo fabric they use is very soft.

They also do pants in cotton.

Their clothes are also elastic-waist and drawstring free. ^_^
posted by Year of meteors at 2:33 PM on October 5, 2010


Hanna Andersson leggings are amazing and very soft. They are taper-legged but not snug fitting.
posted by padraigin at 3:13 PM on October 5, 2010


If all else fails, she could always purchase a white pair and dye them red. Cherry Kool-Aid is a good dye, cheap and readily available

In case your friend ends up going with this option--food coloring/drink mix doesn't work well on synthetics or cotton like it does on animal fibers. You'd think it would be great, since it stains so easily, but it won't give you a good even red on a whole pair of pants, even if you saturate it heavily--you'd be better off with a box of Rit.
posted by padraigin at 3:16 PM on October 5, 2010


Thank you all so much -- excellent answers. Out of curiosity, would it have changed anything if I'd said the child in question is a boy? Are there other resources you use for boys with the same level of pickiness?
posted by lassie at 7:10 PM on October 5, 2010


My answer would've been the same; the friend who likes Soft Clothing has a son.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:18 AM on October 6, 2010


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