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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1 comment:

  1. Dank je voor jouw inspiratie!! Ik wist tot voor kort niet zo goed of ik de Orbis zou gaan maken... Maar ik ben om!! Vind jouw versies super tof.