Somebodies forget to try on their winter uniforms.
Somebodies found out they only had woollen school skirts.
And Somebodies did some serious grovelling.
The weekend before school went back I knocked the up some Oliver+S Nature Walk pants. I had already sized the pattern up to a 14 for Hugo a few years back, but I got caught out with the super firm Canterbury knit I used.
The front was fine but the back was way too low.
You can see how much I had to add to the back.
I was able to salvage the first pair with a yoga pant style top.
The Twins were well pleased.
The next challenge was to modify the Oliver+S Field Trip cargoes to fit.
I added a zip fly and fly shield and a fun splash of colour with a internal button.
To allow for the extra ease I had to add for their hips I pleated the excess fabric and top stitched the pleats in place.
I had to extend the back a great deal to cover Elsa'a derriere and add width to allow for her hips. Two serious darts took care of the excess fabric.
I did add a separate waistband as well and ran some elastic through the back casing for a perfect fit.
A scrap of measuring tape twill tape from the lovely Peta (from Purl Soho no less) upped the 'school' theme.
And some gorgeous Liberty binding from the gorgeous Justine matched the button and made them good&sneaky
The fit is spot on.
Nice high waist but good derrière ease.
Groovy Bellows pocket.
|Worn here with the Field Trip tee.|
With lots and lots of top stitching!
Now to make Zara's!
PS I do have some piccies of my pattern altering if anyone is interested?