Friday, September 27, 2013

Colorful.

 
The temperatures dropped here suddenly, making me realize I am NOT prepared, ha!  The big kids are alright for now, most of Abby's pants from last winter still fit as do a few cardigans and Jack was the recipient of some recent pant sewing and had some hoodies from last year that fit.  But the twins?  Nothing.  This cardi Izzy is wearing is an 18m, which would pass for George, but not for her.  Though it is kind of cute as a 3/4 sleeve.  
 
 


By now you all know I am drawn to bright, bold colors and patterns, right?  I have an idea that I am crazy excited about involving these mustard pants, a pair of plum ones, a couple of Puppet Show tunics and some cardigans from a yet to be determined pattern.  Because I love to coordinate the twins, not identical clothing. 




So, perhaps you are wondering which pattern I have made?  That would be the Clever Charlotte Raven Pants, size 2T which happens to be the smallest size but still too big for both the girls.  Silly big on Georgia, actually.  Too bad I already cut the purple pair out... meh. 

I chose pocket one, it has a box pleat in the middle and two (regular?) pleats on either side of the box pleat.  Super cute.  I have made this pattern twice before, only as shorts and for Abby (here and here) and she wears them all.the.time.  So there was no question in my mind I would be making the pattern again come fall.

This time though I followed the instructions to a T rather than put them together the Oliver + S way.  I kind of scratched my head for a minute (only because I couldn't visualize it, not the pattern's fault), but I rather enjoyed the way they instruct you to put them all together .  




I used some pretty scrap flower material for the waistband and pocket facings and a linen for the main pant.




I am not disappointed they are too big, it just means longer wear, right?? I am only worried about the hem getting walked on and destroyed, so maybe I will just need to roll it up until they grow a bit.




I can't even describe how happy I am about these pants.  I love the shape of them, and they look comfy and easy to move in.  Perfect for an always exploring and very mischievous toddler.



She seems to approve also.


14 comments:

  1. Brittney, these pants are fab. I love them paired with the hot pink - such a fab combo. And these photos are all beautiful - you must frame one!

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    1. Thanks Justine! I think I will have to get one printed:)

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  2. I love mustard with brights. It's a surprisingly easy colour to co-ordinate. Sheesh she's adorable.

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    1. I was surprised! I held it up to a few different colored shirts we already have and liked it with quite a few! Means they'll get worn a lot:)

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  3. These a re so cute on her, love the color too. Although I can't believe that she needs a 2T! She has grown so much!

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    1. They are still quite baggy, but yes, I am sad about needing bigger sizes!

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  4. Oooo I love that mustard color! Kyla has 1 pair of pants that actually fit. I had no idea until it got cold and realized she has NO clothing that fits! Embarrassing!

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    1. We gotta get on this pant making thing! ;)

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  5. Too cute! I love the mustard color, especially paired with the magenta cardigan.:)

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    1. Me too, I almost don't want to pair it with anything else;)

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  6. Oooh, mustard colored linen is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Love it! Mustard is practically a neutral color in my book - goes with everything, right? This pattern is so cute - love those pockets and the little knife pleat down the front. Casual, but sharp!

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    1. I am so surprised at how it matches so many colors! I am elevating it to neutral status too ;)

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  7. Lurve mustard!
    Liddy has a pair and wears them all the time.

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