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.
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 with a soft and warm, pink 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? 😉
I’m happy with the result, and more importantly – I did some sewing, and it felt pretty good! 🙂
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!
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 🙂
The fact that you sewed it, and it probably fits fantastically is all that counts. Of course, and that you had the time to sew. The color looks great!
So cute, they look stretchy and cozy!
So cute! I love pink and your extra detail of the tag on the leg is oh so perfect.
soft and sweet! i love the ribbon accent on the bottom too!
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! 🙂
Jeannine – Thank you! 😉
Amy – they are, that’s for sure! 🙂
MelissaB – Thanks! 🙂
Christy – thank you – and welcome to my blog! 😉
Very nice, kids and Mom!
I love them, and I’m so happy you made time to make something! I’m sure Frida loves them. I know I do!
Well it all looks perfect! Thanks for the tips. I think I need to subscribe to Ottobre. I think they ship to the US…
yea for sewing!! the pants are awfully cute.
Jasmine – thank you, and welcome to my blog! 🙂
Karen – they’re basic but nice – and thanks! 😉
Dana – You should – and they do ship to the US. Most people on the Ottobre Group, that I mentioned, are from the US. 🙂
Teri – Excactly – yea for sewing! 😉