I made another pair of Dortje pants before I left the studio last night. My model made a chalk-on-cement chessboard today. While she called inside to the dinner-cooking-Daddy to help her with the placements of the chess pieces, I tried to snap photos of the new strides.
I must say, I'm LOVING this pattern (well worth the effort of tracing it off!). I stocked up on pinwale corduroy at Spotlight on Thursday and immediately cut out three more pairs. I haven't got around to doing the proper panel in the leg - least of all the frills and elastic rouching bizzo in the book (the wee girl LOVES that!). I've been patching over the knee with a bit of fabric and bias binding - or simply leaving them plain.
My sewing buddy and I have a label to excuse shoddy workmanship on things we make for ourselves. OFM = "Only For Me". I have another one. OFMK (Only For My Kid). We're going for speed, here. ..for kindergarten-wear. No fancy-schmantzy details (and occasionally no matching overlocking thread). The thing I love about this design is that - despite any lack of care or overlocker re-threading - they still manage to look super-duper-stylish and cute. I think that the cut really is a CUT ABOVE the average kid's pants pattern.
If I can drag myself out tomorrow (further than the footpath in the backyard), there may be more Dortje-making in the studio this weekend. (Otherwise there'll be hot whiskeys and dvd's). I won't bore you with the details if I make more, but I'd certainly recommend the pattern.