Sunday, August 21, 2016

Domi times three

My son has no problem with choosing. It does not matter if he has to choose between gifts, sweets or children to ask for his birthday party. He chooses fast and it is not easy to change is mind. So, when he told me he needed more shorts like the crocodile ones from this post, I just made them. I have to admit that those Domi* from Sofilantjes* shorts are quickly cut and quickly sewn, so it was no sacrifice at all. I made my son exactly the same size as last year, I actually used the same copied pattern pieces. In the past, I already once took of a centimeter or two from the top, because he likes to wear his trousers on his hips. I am pretty sure that the Domi pattern is the my most often used pattern.

You know me, I do not like doing the same thing twice. So even with this type of line construction, I decided I wanted three different versions. I made one without pockets, one with round pockets and one with inseam pockets. Not a huge type of variation, but just enough to keep my mind happy. Of course all three got a different main fabric, but the fabric for the waistband is the same. I love the quality ribbing from Swafling( which I buy at Joyfits).

The red white striped version is from super soft and stretchy towel fabric. I used it before on this swim suit cover. The fabric is rather thick, which is why I decided to omit the pockets. Somehow the waistband ended up backwards, so now the seam is on the front. I was not in the mood to change it though. When I gave him the shorts, I told him that for these trousers the seam actually had to be on the front (I do not use labels). This lovely pair is usually worn backwards, so I would not have dreamt he would remember the seam comment. Last week my son actually asked me if this pair is the one where the seam if in the front. I was impressed.

The grey fabric is a leftover from the fabric from which I cut this dress. I was planning on ordering  the fabric for my son at Droomstoffen, but my eldest daughter loved the picture from the screen, so she got it. From the leftovers, I did manage to cut a pair of shorts. This one got inseam pockets. The pockets had the tendency to fall to the outside, but after I stitched down the opening with 1.5 cm on each side, they stayed in perfectly.

The last ones were sewn with a leftover from a dress that you have not seen yet. Remember I sewed a dress for the Christmas in July post and changed the dress in the last moment? Well the original dress is sewn with the yellow jersey. You will have to wait for the dress post, because that collar is still way to warm. I bought the fabric from Miss Madeline during a sewing weekend meeting.

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  1. Mooi alledrie! En het blijft ook weer om ze te dragen!

  2. Stuk voor stuk geweldig! Nu al fan van die gele stof, dus erg benieuwd naar de jurk!