Thursday, February 9, 2017

Orbis on tour



Three months ago, Sofilantjes'* Orbis* pants were part of One Thimble issue 13*. Tomorrow, One Thimble 14* will be released, which means that the Orbis was allowed to come home. Therefore, Orbis is now available through the Sofilantjes' website. To celebrate this homecoming, a blog tour is being organized. Today, I have the honor of showing you my three new versions. It is already day four of the blog tour, so this means you have a nice big load of inspiration to sift through, if you missed the tour until now.



Last year I made my first Orbis for my middle daughter. This time, my eldest was on the receiving side of my sewing. Normally she wear dresses, twirly dresses. On her break dance classes she does need trousers though. So I sewed this funky purple one. The fit is perfect, the pocket is big, the asymmetrical zipper is super cool and she will be able to wear it for a while. No changes needed you might say. But my hacker brain always wants to play, and Anne allowed it.



I was wondering how the trousers would look without the fake fly. I like the asymmetrical look, but I wanted to experiment a bit more. For my next version, I therefore omitted the fly and I wrote a tutorial on how I did it. I already had so many pictures in the this post, that I decided to make the tutorial a separate entry, and you can find it here. If you checked my first Orbis, the fabric from this third Orbis should be very familiar. I even used the same contrasting ribbing.




Due to my diversity addiction, I was not done with experimenting. So, besides having an asymmetrical fly and no fly, I also wanted to make a straight fly (which I also added to the tutorial). This last Orbis was sewn with a piece of leftover fabric from a sweater that I sewed in January, but still am not allowed to show you. The fabric is the silver version of the pink fabric that I used for this dress. The fabric has a bit lower amount of stretch than regular jersey, so I sized up a tiny tiny bit. The silver fabric is special and sparkly, but I felt it needed some extra spice. I therefore used my daughter's favorite color, blue, as a contrast for the snaps, the waistband and the top stitching thread.




One straight Orbis and two adjusted. That is what I promised Anne and Melissa. After making pictures of the purple one, I realized I had not fulfilled my promise! I actually folded the fake fly incorrectly to the outside. That is what you get when you get arrogant and think you do not need the instructions. It was not super strange, that is why I had not noticed (did you spot in in the second picture?), but it was not a straight Orbis. So, I took off the snaps, seam ripped a small piece and adjusted the fly. Than, I even top stitched the zipper (which I had omitted in the first run), so that I could actually present you a straight Orbis as well. I think my son will be the next receiver of a set an Orbis set.




I already mentioned that I am part of a blog tour at the start of my post. here you can find all the other participants, and do not forget to check tomorrow's participants as well.Also do not forget to visit the Sofilantjes'webshop to check out Orbis pattern*.

Wednesday - MoonStar - WonderMirakel (for the Sofilantjes blog), Ronda B. Handmade, Sew Cucio




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). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.

13 comments:

  1. Wat z ijn ze leuk! Ook die zonder gulp. Ik heb het patroon nog niet, maar uhm. ik twijfel nu wel of ik hem ga aanschaffen.

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    1. Ik ben al benieuwd naar jouw jongensversies!

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    2. nog even wachten :). Ik heb nog een hoop naaiwerk liggen. Beetje een naaidipje hier. Vermoeiende weken. Vorig jaar had ik december en januari de griep. Nu niet echt ziek, maar gewoon steeds erg moe. Dus dan ga ik niet naaien, maar op de bank liggen... Ik hoop gauw weer aan de slag te gaan.

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  2. Geweldig al die verschillende variaties! Zeker met die verschillende gulpen!

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  3. Erg comfortabele broeken, lijkt me! Mijn voorkeur gaat naar de versie zonder gulp :-)

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    1. Ik vond dat ook de versie waar ik er zo een stuk of vier van in zoon's kast zie verschijnen!

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  4. Aha, onze dochters hebben dus nog wat gemeen: liefde voor zwierige jurken én toch een stijlvolle colle broek nodig voor de hobby! (hier is het circusles ipv breakdance)

    Super toffe versies allemaal <3

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    1. Circusles doen ze hier in een balletpakje ;)

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  5. Heel leuk allemaal! Ik maakte ze ook al zonder de gulp, maar die is al te klein geworden..., ach, ze heeft er een paar :)

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  6. Very cool! I like the fabric combinations.

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  7. Alweer zeer knap gedaan. Wat een productiviteit! Mooie combinaties!

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  8. Die zien er super uit. Vooral het rode exemplaar. Ik wil er ook eentje voor mezelf ;)

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