Finally, a pair of pants! Camden has informed me that she pretty much won't wear pants, but I have informed HER that is just silly, as I have a few pairs I need to make her, and I'm sure she'll quickly change her mind as the weather keeps cooling down.
I last made her this same outfit in October of 2017, it appears, but I guess I never blogged about it, though I have two photos below. Here is my LAST blog post about the After School Outfit by Oliver and S.
It is a fun outfit, relatively simple to sew. The ONLY trick is in remembering which side is the front, LOL. Labeling during sewing is fine, but I never use labels, and with this particular yoke, it is SO close, the similarity between the front and the back. I have a secret on this version, though: my button holes are accidentally a hair too close on the front side, so, it'll be easy for Camden to remember ;)
Other than that, I did lengthen the pants and top, as usual. I can't recall if I always lengthen the actual pants, but it IS important to remember to lengthen ALL four pants pieces. I don't know if I failed to lengthen the top side panel, but I had to do some trimming as I was putting the sections together. Ah, well. They are a nice length right now - perfect for a bit of growing room without being too long.
I did use a gorgeous fabric from Cotton and Steel, and I knew that would be the trick into convincing Camden to sometimes wear pants - use a cat fabric!
I do feel like I'm oldy moldy - often sticking to old school paper patterns by Modkid or Oliver and S, but y'all, they really are my favorites, and I still wish more people would keep designing in paper. I am trying to catch up with the times, as you saw in yesterday's post, but it's a work in progress. Sitting on the floor and taping things together breaks me, LOL.
Here is what we have been up to!
|Drawing swords instead of working|
|Even bad guys and superheroes need sleep|
|Meeting up with dad and visiting his work|
|Response here and picture below of their monsters|
|Camden's letter to her possible monsters|