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.