Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Regem and Play pants

If our son could choose, we would always be in his under wear (maybe even less, but a minimum of under wear is where we draw the line for the living room). The Play Pants by Madeit Patterns (that are popping up every where in my social media feed) are designed to create a matching pair of modesty pants to be worn under a dress, or to be show off on the beach. But, I imaged it would also be great for the boy in our house hold. So, I made him a new shirt, a Regem by Sofilantjes and gave him a pair of matching Play pants. Why would only girls need matching pants?

If you buy a boy under wear pattern, it will have some extra space for the "business" in front. But I feel this is mostly done due to the fact that our husbands wear those types of underwear. I assumed that if I can fit my own chest in a flat fronted T shirt pattern than, our son would not need, extra space in the front neither. I was right, the Play Pants are not tight in the front and fit perfectly. Next time I might make a size bigger, but this is due to the size of his upper leg.

I sewed our son two Regem* shirts this weekend, and the other was not an exact match to the under pants. But why would the ensemble only be good if the fabric matches? So we continued the shoot by just switching shirts.  I had not sewn the Regem for our son, only for our middle daughter. At the moment the average temperature is quickly improving, and I noticed  how short all last year's summer shirts had become. So, I immediately cut two Regem shirts, and I played around with the fabric choice of the sleeve.

For one of them I made the sleeves the same color as the upper color block, for the other, the same as the lower part of the body. The one that has the color block the same as the sleeve, the shirt seems a raglan shirt. For the other one, the color block creates a shoulder pop effect, that elevates the shirt from a plain front to one that clearly stands out. I forsee several more of these, in both color block options for the coming summer. All the fabrics were bought at Joyfits.

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1 comment:

  1. Mooi!! Toffe stofjes en mooie combinatie van patroontjes! Hier ook eentje die het liefst bloot rondloopt ;)