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|Ottobre Design Magazine: 01-2009-21 (Taku Linen Pants) - Type:Kids(boys & girls)|
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|Posted on:||3/2/09 12:50 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/27/13 9:07 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|**Edited 7/27/2013 to add 9 pairs of pj pants for the Fabric Stash Contest.|
I made 9 pairs of pajamas pants for my 3 girls to use up some quilting cotton yardage.
Fire trucks, floral, and Winnie the Pooh versions
Stars, Turtles, and Sleeping Moons versions
Patchwork and Mod Floral versions
Edited 4/17/2009 to add girls' version of these pants.
I made these in size 110 for height and 98 for width. It looks like I could have gone down yet another size in width, but I'm not sure if downsizing 3 sizes (as opposed to 2) will distort the pattern. However, this is a good basic pattern to experiment with. Overall I'm very pleased with the fit.
I used tan poly/cotton poplin from fabric.com.
I replaced the square pocket with the heart-shaped pocket from the kerttu tunic of the same issue (#14) on the back and left the front plain.
I also embellished a bit with pink double topstitching. (I'm loving my twin needle!)
Boring front view
Original boys' pants front view
From the magazine: "Pants couldn't be easier to make: two legs, seven patch pockets and an elasticized waist -- that's all. Soft-treated bio linen is a great material for this simple design, but almost any fabric would be suitable for these pants."
92-122 cm. I made a size 122, but scaled the length up to size 128.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, very much.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are clear. These are pretty simple pants.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pockets make a very basic elastic-waist pants pattern more interesting.
These pants are pretty loose (as the magazine photo shows) and the pattern runs a little long, I think, even though I purposely made them slimmer with the length to fit. I made them to fit ds now, but may save them for the fall.
Some kind of cotton outdoorsy pants fabric from Mary Jo's. The sales floor ladies couldn't tell me anything more than that the fabric was "cotton". It feels a bit like nylon. Anyway, it was exactly the type of very durable outdoorsy pants fabric I was looking for. I just wish I knew what it was.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
None, besides altering the length vs. width. I think I still have a ways to go in the altering for skinny kids department!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Since these were so quick and easy to make, I may whip up another slightly smaller pair.
Great beginner pattern with some interesting pocket details.
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