When Laura from Titchy Threads and Craftstorming contacted me, I was beyond excited. At that stage I already owned and sewn three of the amazing small fry skinny jeans. You can find my favorite one HERE. It is my favorite pattern for jeans for the kids . Pictures of the twisted trousers started popping up all over blog world and I knew I just had to have it for the kids. Laura beat me to it and offered me the twisted trousers as well as the tank pattern and a bonus of the rowan tee. Very Lucky Girl aren’t I ? I have since also bought the azure swimsuit pattern and it is ready to be made. There are so many reasons I can recommend all of Laura’s patterns – I have learned something new out of each and every one of them, they are very cool, hip, gender neutral, well-fitted and quite ingenious.
We are heading into summer here in Kentucky so I instantly knew I was going to make light pants. It is also tick and mosquito season so I went with Long pants with drawstrings on the bottom to protect them from any unwanted bites. The fact that it is warmer I knew the kids are bound to get wet and chose Boardshort fabric from the Fabric Fairy for both of their pants for the reason that it will dry fast . Because this pattern is reversible I added white net fabric ( the kind that is on the inside of sport jackets and football jerseys are made of) on the inside. I made a twisted tank for Isabella with grey and white gingham knit from Girl Charlee and a Rowan Tee for Arthur also with knit from Girl Charlee…
For Arthur’s pants we stuck with his beloved sharks and I machine stitched some waves and a shark fin on the back pocket. for the pockets lining I used some shark quilting cotton purchased from Fabricworm. The first picture below shows you how nicely designed this pattern is – Laura explains very well how to make the pants reversible and I am excited to make a reversible pair in the winter with some knit on the inside and solid on the outside. These pants have endless possibilities with different type of fabrics, colorblocking etc. .
For Arthur’s seams I used my Janome coverstitch machine to topstich on all the seams which gives it a beautiful even finish on top and still cover the inside seams without having to serge them. I chose stripes for the rowan tee. Again endless possibilities you can play around with . ( I’ve made a few rowan’s for Arthur in the past couple of weeks – The pattern has a kangaroo pocket/chest pocket – bands or no bands and a hoodie option. Another must-have staple pattern for your pdf library…..
For Bella’s pants I used mint green boardshort fabric and gave her star pockets. I added grey bias piping on the side, back and pocket seams. For the shirt I used the twisted Tank pattern and played around with the gingham in different directions. I added a frill around the neck to girly it up and a zipper at the bottom because what 4 year old doesn’t like to play with a zipper?
Isabella’s has been done for a while and she was very happy that she could finally wear it today.
I am guessing we will have plenty of Adventures in these.
Twisted Tuesdays has just begun – Hop on Over to Craftstorming every Tuesday till the 9th of June and see all the amazing Twisted Trousers, Tanks and Rowan Tee’s.
Till next time…….
5 thoughts on “Twisted Trousers goes on an adventure…..”
Especially love those mint trousers, and the coverstitching and the pocket details. I was forbidden from adding pocket details or drawstrings or anything fun by my very picky client/daughter – perhaps if I show her yours she’ll give me a freer rein next time…
These are fabulous! I’m a sucker for a good back pocket decoration and I’ll definitely be “borrowing” your shark fin idea! Love the ankle toggles and as we get mosquitos too this is an ingenious idea. Great pants and gorgeous kids!
What a great great idea to make them with board fabric!!! Super practical and yet looking really good. I love it!
Love both outfits and the pictures are simply amazing. I love that they are all diagonal. What a fun idea to add for the twisted trousers and tank! (Btw: It’s my first time on your blog, but it goes right to my reader! Can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future!)
These outfits are just fantastic! Using boardshort fabric and adding the ankle toggles is such a good idea. You’ve added so many other great details too – all the topstitching and back pocket designs. I love changes you made to the twisted tank as well! Thanks so much for being on the tour.