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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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sahara Sunshine sale



Two weeks ago, I showed you the Josephine from Bella Sunshine designs, which was on special Sunshine sale for just $5.00. Well, today, and only today, the Sahara* is on sale with the same discount! The Sahara is both a top and a dress and the pattern is available both for kids and for ladies. In the past, I already sewed a Sahara for all the girls in our house, but you can never have to many of these so I made another for our middle daughter.



Our middle one is a huge fan of wearing trousers with top, but she also loves to twirl. The Shara in top length is therefore perfect for her. Last year, I made our youngest a top, and then I made the skirt part in cotton jersey. That gave a nice peplum effect. This time I used a very flowy viscose jersey with a perfect drape. The fabric therefore falls down rather straight, and it twirls like crazy as well. It is fun to see how fabric choice really affects the look of the garment.



Both the top and dress Sahara pair perfectly with leggings. I sewed this particular pair last year and the color was a perfect combi with this top. Since then Bella Sunshine actually released a free leggings pattern. If you have not scooped up that awesome goodie, make sure that you become a member of the Bella Sunshine group to get the code to get both a lady and child leggings pattern for free.



The scooped neckline sits perfectly on our kids' back. The pattern is designed to have a slightly smaller lining such that the lining should never show. I decided to actually use the lining a bit, to play with a minor line of lining fabric. Therefore I did not use the lining pieces, but just doubled the main body piece and I did not under stitch. I personally love the little red stripes showing a tiny bit.



The flower fabric is French Terry with a very nice stretch and recovery. I showed the first garment piece that I sewed with the same fabric last weak, this Orbis. Both the flower fabric and the red stripes are from Textielstad. I wrote it before, the pattern, both for children* ($5.00) and for adults* ($6.00) is now on special sale and therefore is just as cheap as it was in the pre-release. It has never been cheaper and the sale only lastst for one day. Use the code "sunshinesale" to get the awesome discount.


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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Orbis for spring



There are two favorite trouser patterns in our house, one is the Domi*, and the other one is the Orbis*. Both are sewn with knits and are pull one trousers. I have sewn full jeans in the past, but making jeans just does not make me happy. If you combine my dislike of sewing meters of top stitching with our children's love for "soft" trousers, you get Sofilantjes trousers.  I have made so many Domi's that I have stopped counting, but before today's three Orbisses I "only" made six, making the total at nine.



I really like how the Orbis fits our kids. It is more fitting than the Domi, and therefore especially suits our eldest daughter's wishes better than the Domi (which has a relaxed fit). Our eldest really wore her earlier versions until there were multiple holes in them. For her, I sewed two new ones, one long one and a short one. The short one is a trial version, because I am not sure if she will like the length. During fitting and pictures she liked them, but the weather has not been suitable to actually wear. The flower fabric is from a remnant French Terry that I bought at Textielstad.



The blue swan one already has seen the outside world and the inside of the washing machine often already (we made pictures when they were brand new of course). Making one long pair was clearly not enough. Yesterday, I realized that it even has a stain that is not coming out anymore. A pitty, but it does not make the trousers less suitable for break dance, circus class or scouting. I bought the fabric at Joyfits a long long time ago. The fabric for the pocket I bought years ago as a 35 centimeter remnant, but I never came around using it. This year I finally did, after making this onesie en these pockets, the fabric was gone.



I also sewed our son a short version. When he was younger he was in for the half length, but now a days he is more picky and since he has such a love for the short Domi, I started with one for him as well. The long Orbis that I sewed him is a huge hit for sure, so I have good hopes for this short one. I sewed the short Orbis in the same fabric as his Cicero, but not with the intention of him combining them. I personally dislike the track suit look. But our kids apparently love it, and he, like his younger sister, insisted on a picture with matching pieces. This star fabric was also bought at Joyfits The red triangle fabric that I used for the pockets is from Textielstad.



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