Monday, 23 November 2015

Ottobre Joggers


This feels like mission accomplished for me. A pair of comfy trousers that actually fit. Not for me sadly, but for my eldest. I have wanted to try this pattern for a long while, taken from the Ottobre Design issue below, which is one of my all time favourite issues. I have made the dress on the cover here and the applique horse for a gift here.

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These are 32. Remainder velour pants. I didn't have velour but my sweatshirt knit bought from Kitschy Coo was perfect for the job. It has a bit of stretch so makes these like wearing pyjamas. So she tells me.....



A while back when I ordered the fabric, I asked  Boo to choose something for a sweater/hoody. This was her choice and while I wasn't 100% on board, I did ASK her to choose herself. When it arrived I had one of those moments where you think, what the heck am I going to make with this? It's cool. But still, no idea!


Then I figured, everybody needs crazy pants for days at home. And here they are.


I blended two sizes to get a better fit. I went with the 146cm with the length of 134cm. I ended up taking a large hem on the legs as they were a smidge too long, but am happy with the overall fit. Not too baggy, nice and slim down the leg.


I had the perfect black drawstring in my stash so didn't have to make one as the pattern instructs. I would always choose to use a ready made one where possible because cutting a thin strip out of knit fabric, folding, pressing and sewing it down neatly seems like too much hard work!


Yes I will definitely be making these again. I would love to try some out of velour and have seen some lovely colours online. I might just get to choose myself this time!! 


8 comments:

  1. I love these!!! And I love that issue of Ottobre, too. I was just looking at these and wondering how they sew up, so your review was right on time for me! Thanks - and yeah everyone totally needs crazy pants at home! Heck yeah!

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    1. They have a smaller size range in the same issue, so would be perfect on Miss M! I now have to wait until payday (tomorrow) to stock up on some more knits. She keeps asking for them to hurry through the laundry, so I can tell one pair isn't going to be enough!

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  2. These turned out SO cute!! I absolutely love those lightning bolts, they're so rad!

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    1. Thank you so much. If they choose the fabric, it is sure to get worn right?
      Congratulations on the launch of your new childrens wear line, it look great!

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  3. Love the funky new pants!! They look so comfy and fun.:)

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    1. Thanks Cindy, it is a good pattern for her.

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