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|Ottobre Design: 03-2010-19 (Wailers) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||9/13/13 1:06 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Fabric:||suiting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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From the magazine — “The Bermudas are made from carefree, breathable plaid linen, which looks better and better the more it is worn. They have roomy bellows pockets on the legs. The waistband as well as the pocket facings peep out from the front-hip pockets are cut from solid colored cotton poplin. There is both elastic and a drawstring at the waist.”
92-128 cm. I used size 104.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really. Mostly because the fabric I used is quite different and because I didn’t really follow the directions, and made some modifications.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They would have been, had I read them. Instead, it was a bit more work for me since I made some (incorrect) assumptions.
The instructions have you refer to how to do the pockets and the joining/waistband from another pattern, which I failed to read first. So, I ended up having to work the front hip pockets after I attached the inseam and crotch seam. So, by the time I realized it was too late and I didn’t get to top stitch the side seams down (which should have been done first). No big deal, but something to keep in mind for next time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the elastic waistband because its comfortable and makes fitting so easy. I love the hip pockets and the option to have the pocket lining show (which I didn’t do because I didn’t read the instructions carefully. I probably wouldn’t have anyway since my lining was white and would have been quite stark). Ottobre is always really good about having nice details that give their designs something just a little extra.
I love the fabric! I love how the plaid matches at the pockets…that took some thought on my part. I wish I would have been more accurate for the side seams, but the front and back seams match and that was more important to me.
An unknown scrap of suiting gifted to me from a neighbor. I’m fairly sure its a cotton poly blend. Its medium weight and really fun! Ben loves plaid and when I pulled this out of the box he wanted to snuggle with it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the pattern by 4″ to make them full length pants. I probably should have given just a touch more for the hem, as it is its about a 5/8″ hem.
I didn’t have the pocket facing exposed…basically because I didn’t read the pattern.
I chose not to include the side pockets because this fabric is a bit dressier than the linen shown in the magazine so I didn’t think that side pockets really fit the style.
Also, I haven’t yet added the drawstring but will.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! and Yes! I was looking for a pattern that would make basic pants. These work great! In the future I could change up the fabric, pockets, and length to get a completely different look.
Awesome pattern, happy Ben!
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