Soft, warm, and pink

Alright then. I have to say now, that the object here is not so much what I made, but the fact that I made something.

Vilkas in pinkย 

That being said, Frida needed some new pants, so I digged up the Vilkas pattern from Ottobre, that I used a few times before, and this time I went withย a soft and warm, pinkย velour. I made them the same size as before, except slightly longer than earlier – and they fit fine. If anything, they’re a little bit big. I think I proved, that this is a versatile pattern, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Vilkas in pink - tagย ย ย ย  ย  ย Vilkas in pink - detail

I’m happy with the result, and more importantly – I did some sewing, and it felt pretty good! ๐Ÿ™‚

ย **UPDATE**

I’m getting several questions on the waistband, so I want to share the source for the instructions. Charlene from the Ottobre Group did a photo tutorial on the subject a while ago. It explains how to serge on the elastic, and I wanted to give it a try, even though I normally use my sewing machine for that. It worked really well, so this is definitely a recommendation!


  1. dana says:

    The elastic on your waistband is gathered so evenly. I always have a problem with that. Did you serge the elastic directly to the fabric and then fold it over? Or did you make a tube/waistband and then pull the elastic through? Yours looks professional ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Astrid says:

    Dana – funny you should ask – I actually did serge on the elastic this time. I usually sew it on with my sewing machine, but I was following a tip from the Ottobre-group. It worked perfectly. Another new thing I did was use the three-step zig-zag for hemming – that was also an idea that came from the group. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jeannine – Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Amy – they are, that’s for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

    MelissaB – Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Christy – thank you – and welcome to my blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Astrid says:

    Jasmine – thank you, and welcome to my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Karen – theyโ€™re basic but nice – and thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Dana – You should – and they do ship to the US. Most people on the Ottobre Group, that I mentioned, are from the US. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Teri – Excactly – yea for sewing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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