Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ode to the Domi (9 pairs of trousers)

There are only a few patterns that I have sewn more than four times and the Domi pants* have to be the winner to the "most often sewed by me" competition. I have already showed you 1-2,3,4,5-7,8,9 Domi's in the past and today I am showing you nine at once (although they were sewn over a period of 6 months. Although I can sew and resew this pattern indefinitely, I can imagine you are not in for reading about them every week.

I mentioned before that my son loves soft trousers and therefore the Domi has been his favorite trousers pattern since release. Recently my middle daughter joined him in a love for pants, and especially soft pants. Until the spring, she was a dresses and skirts only girl, but now she widened her spectrum. She still likes dresses a lot, but by having pants in her wardrobe she has even more options and she is a girl that likes options.

My eldest is still a dress girl at heart. I feel she loves them for the same reason as I do, they are so easy. She is not like changing her clothes during they day like her younger sisters. She prefers to not spend much time on thinking about her clothes. You put on a dress and you are done, no need to find a coordination piece. But also she sometimes needs trousers for gym classes. So she got two shorts, because the Domi comes in three lengths.

The Domi is one of the few patterns that I keep around printed. I really like the fact that if you have the long pants pattern pieces, you can just fold them over to make shorts. The Domi is a relaxed fitting pattern which means you can easily skip a size by adding a bit more or less elastic to the waist. That is what I did for my eldest, I used the same size as for her brother, but did a bit longer elastic in the waist.

I used a lot of different fabrics for these trousers. I used French terry, jogging and jersey. Most of these fabrics I bought at Joyfits. Many of these already appeared once before, like the kitten fabric and this blue French Terry. Especially the shorts pattern is great for using smaller remnants.

Besides nine Domi's this blog post also contains my first ever Omni shirt*, the one with the Pikachu (which I of course immediatly hacked). Someone in the Sofilantjes Sew and Show group created an unlined cowl with a bias finish, and I loved the effect. Besides cutting just one cowl piece, I also made it a bit lower to increase the effect of the bias (as did the original hacker). I created the Pikachu application from flex on her birthday last year. I cut it by hand, which was surprisngly easy.

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