I literally finished these yesterday and the twins were wearing them this morning. This is one of those projects that I got so excited about when I snipped the last thread and I couldn’t wait for them to be donned.
The pattern is from the summer 2017 issue of La Maison Victor – a magazine that I was introduced to by my dear friend Eleanor (www.nelnanandnora.wordpress.com) Its attractively priced at £5.99 (might have changed since I bought it). Lucky for me it is available from WH Smiths so I could peruse before buying.
This particular pattern looked sweet and the fact that it calls for a woven fabric caught my eye. I have tended towards only making knit leggings for my twins and thought it would be good to branch out.
The fabrics used are both from B&M Fabric in Leeds market. They chose the fabric themselves and I think it certainly represents their personalities very well. The dotty one is a Riley Black quilting cotton.
I traced the size 4T which corresponds to 4 years and the fit is good. This size was based on their height and chest measurements. Overall I am very happy with how easy it is to get them on and off. The seam allowance has to be added to the pattern after tracing.
The instructions are very (very) easy to follow and well supported with illustrations. I think this would be a great magazine to dip your toes in the world of sewing magazine patterns if you find the likes of BurdaStyle daunting. The pattern sheets are clutter free and minimalist.
The waistband is meant to have a drawstring but lacking a suitable alternative, I just used elastic and left it at that.
Verdict from the twins – they love them! Especially the pockets (which have scooters fabric ) – the love to collect things and are constantly picking up little stones, leaves to add to their collection so pockets are handy.
I will definitely be making more of these as they do look like they have some room to grow in them too.
Anyway I couldn’t wait to share this cuteness so its a rare occasion where I have sewed, photographed and blogged in 24 hours :-). Add to that I also ran 4km and swam 500m in the same time period makes me feel like I am doing ok.
Looking forward the next thing I want to make from this magazine is this lovely top for my boys.
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time Happy Sewing!
Peace and love,