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 pink 

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? 😉

Vilkas in pink - tag        Vilkas in pink - detail

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!


  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 🙂

  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! 🙂

    Jeannine – Thank you! 😉

    Amy – they are, that’s for sure! 🙂

    MelissaB – Thanks! 🙂

    Christy – thank you – and welcome to my blog! 😉

  3. Astrid says:

    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! 😉

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