Somebody had way too much fun giggling about with a balloon whilst I took these pics. Bless!
Pattern: 'Mandarine' linen pants #14 from Ottobre Design Magazine 2/2005
Fabric: 70cm lightweight denim (left over from the pinafore I made the other week) from The Fabric Store
Notions: Topstitching thread and elastic for the pockets
Good gad, have I gotten my money's worth out of this issue of Ottobre! This is the fifth pattern from that mag that I have made - many of them multiple times. I first made the Tyger a pair of these pants when she was still a wee little toddler. Sniff! How quickly the years are going by. But that's the beauty of the Ottobre patterns - they are so well designed that they never go out of style, and the multiple sizing means that if you find a keeper, you can just keep on making it.
These pants are a hit with the Tyger, and with several (grown up) people we saw yesterday, all of whom voiced the opinion that they would like a pair for themselves. They are nice and light, so they'll be good sun smart pants for when the weather really starts to get hot. The pattern called for them to be made in linen - I think I will do a linen pair for her next, but this lightweight denim works just as well.
I particularly like the elasticised tops of the pockets. So. Darn. Cute!