For the bermuda version I used Lillestoff fabric. The pattern supports a cord in the waistband (due to these trousers I finally tackled my button fear and feel comfortable sewing button holes) and I also made the cord myself. This really is very easy, and this way you always have a perfectly matching one. I used this (Dutch) tutorial to make turning super easy (scroll down to about half way and look at the pictures).
The second pair of pants, the once supporting blue gecko's is made from Hilco fabric. This fabrics really was a dream to work with. The fit of both pants is perfect, my son loves them and has worn them both already.
The pattern is a relatively quick sew and has many options. When I drew my pattern, I cut the full length paper pieces and simply folded them when I drew my shorter versions. This way you can very quickly switch between lengths, after you sew once you are bound to quickly make another.
The pocket options are great for mixing as well. One squared and one round pockets also looks great, and what about switching up construction methods for the pockets. This will give you round contrasting pockets or you can sew the squared pocket to the main fabric from the inside. Enjoy playing with the possibilities!
The pattern will be on sale on Sunday and Monday (CET) for only $5 (excl tax). After the sale the price goes up to $8.95(excl tax). This Wednesday Sofilantjes is one of the featured designers on #pdflove (find more information on the facebook page). This means that besides the possibility to win prices with your Sofilantjes's sews, you get a 25% discount on all Sofilantjes patterns (excluding bundles) if you use the code "pdflove" in her shop. The code is valid until Thursday (Central European Time).
I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).