Lately I’ve been good at a few things: buying fabric and new patterns, knitting, and cutting out new projects. But not so good at actually sewing until this week. First up, more pants for E. I am trying to find some good patterns since she mostly wears pants and most store-bought ones are either too short or too wide. The pair of sailboat pants I made for E last spring were heavily worn into the fall. She loved them, they held up well, and the fit was good. I thought about making another pair this fall but decided to lengthen the pattern to make proper pant-lengths. I used all the pieces of the sailboat pattern but then merged the legs with my old standby, the MADE basic kid pants.
Fabric: Oasis organic canvas in wine, floral quilting cotton for lining
Modifications: Lengthened pants, sewed on buttons without making button holes (the buttons on her previous pair were never unbuttoned, so I figured I could skip a step)
The sewing on these came together quite well but I was disappointed in the fit, likely created by merging the patterns. They are a bit too wide and too short for E. Functional pants for sure, but not the fit I had in mind. Maybe I’ll try these again with more modification or maybe I’ll just try another pattern. Either way, it sure was nice to be back sewing an Oliver + S pattern. It’s been a while (July- how did that happen?) since I made one of their patterns and I’ve missed the clarity of directions and the nice finishes. I’m excited to use this pattern for O soon. And previously I’d discounted the shirt part of this pattern because I thought it would be too boxy on my skinny gal. But then I saw this dress and then this tunic and changed my mind. Lengthened into a dress or as a tunic with leggings these pattern would be perfect for winter. Another one for my to-do list.
And yes, I took my daughter out for some photos on a rather frosty and crisp morning. We were a bit chilled by the end.
Next up, some Thanksgiving outfits for the kids. Not much time left, but I have big plans!