Today I finished a pair of chocolate corduroy pants for Katherine's winter wardrobe. She's wearing them now, and refusing to take them off, despite the fact that it's pushing 30 degrees here today.
I purchased this fabric online a while ago at a ridiculously cheap price (I think it was something like $2.99 a metre). It's not the finest fabric around, and at first I was worried it was a little too 'chunky' for little girl's clothing but I actually don't mind how these have turned out at all.
|Sorry, could not for the life of me get this picture to format the right way up!|
I girlied them up a bit with a cute floral fabric trim, and pocket inserts. I also made a fabric belt to match. Katherine chose some buttons for me to decorate the front pocket with as well.
I actually didn't have a pattern for these, although I used the cargo pants pattern for a rough guide (particularly on the front pockets) and just tried to trim the legs down a bit so they were more like a straight-leg instead of a wide-leg. I put patch pockets on the back.
The waistband (don't get me started on the waistband!) was a pain in the proverbial as I'd decided on doing a mock-fly front instead of using the zip, but then couldn't figure out which part to sew first. I think I got there in the end.
We also made some chocolate fudge brownies today. They were so gooey and fudgey... yum!
I love chocolate.