I saw a call for a blog tour, a blog tour for Sofilantjes*!! Of course I jumped on that bandwagon as quickly as I could. I love the designs of Sofilantjes! Who doesn’t?! It was the blog tour for the Orbis Skinny Harem*, many of you have seen them as part of the One Thimble issue 13. From now on you can buy the Orbis Skinny Harem, both the English pattern or het Nederlandse patroon at the website of Sofilantjes. If you don’t own it yet go get it now!
The Orbis skinny harem is a great pattern. I like to sew pants that look different from the store bought ones. The Orbis skinny harem fits that description very well. The big pockets, the diagonal fly, I love the unique look of the pattern. The pockets are great for small treasured scraps of your favourite fabric. I sewed the smallest size for our youngest girl (12M), she still wears cloth diapers, and the fit is great. It is a relaxed fit and is very comfortable to wear I would imagine. We both love it!
I started thinking about my choice of fabric. For me, picking out the fabric sometimes takes more time than sewing the pattern. Sometimes I find the perfect combination of fabric right away, sometimes I need to think it through and I need to come back to my decision several times before I take the plunge and start cutting the fabric. This time, it took some time to make the decision. I wanted a great combination of fabrics for this great pattern. I love the fabric with stripes, however, it costs me quite some time to align all the stripes, but it was definitely worth it, don’t you think?
Also read the other blogs that are part of the blog tour for more inspiration!
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