Saturday, 19 June 2010

Ringo rocks

Well I finished the Feliz dress in the last post and it came up really well, but umm... well... I forgot to take a photo of it before I handed it over to its new owner!

It was for a friend of mine so I am sure I will get one soon that I can share with you.

I will say again - ruffler foot!! Get one!!
The hem frill is 4 metres of fabric gathered to 2 metres and it WAS A BREEZE!

So on to pants for the brother of the little girl who got the dress.
His mum had selected this cute "bears at the carnival" fabric and a pattern from Ottobre 1/2008 - the Ringo pants (design 23).

These have lovely detail at the top including little faux pocket flaps and a side zip. They were meant to have velcro on the waistband tab but I substituted a snap for this - because I can!

The waistband, while not perfectly aligned, is more even that it appears to be in this pic - not sure what happened there!

He's a little guy so a slim-fit pant fits better on him, which is what these are.

The little recipient was not as happy with these as his sister (and Mum) were with the dress.

I also have dinosaur fabric to make him another pair of pants and given his only comment when I asked him to try these ones on to get the hems right was "but they're not dinosaurs!", I think he will love the next pants more!

10 comments:

beccasauras said...

Bah, what does he know? Carnival pants are SO much more in than dinosaur pants, he'l regret that comment!

cherri said...

Great job Karen - they are lovely pants - I have made them twice and love the narrow styling.

The fabric is cool and a very interesting choice for pants - you don't see many pants made from a print - can't wait to see the dinosaurs!

brissmith said...

Very groovy! Where did you get the fabric from? I know what you are experiencing re the comment K is so a dino man!

Lara said...

Very cute Karen! And I'm looking forward to seeing that Feliz dress. I still haven't even traced the pattern...

Kylie said...

Looking forward to seeing the dino pants (have a little man here a little into them at the moment)
Love the carnival pants and the detail - WOW.

Lily Mulholland said...

Heh, cute pants. But they don't rah! I'm sure he'll love the dino pants!

Sally said...

Boys can be so fickle.

Kirsty said...

These are GORGEOUS. I love the shape.

sophie said...

Those pants are so fab, so smart and gorgeous! I love Ottobre's beautiful little finishes!

Gypsy said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the fabric. How old is the little man?