SWAP 2007 - Part Eight
Today is SWAP day!
Today's garment was the reversible capri pants. Part of this year's SWAP rules is that one garment had to be reversible. Since the collection already had six tops, and a jacket which will be worn very little, I decided that one of the bottoms should be reversible. Here they are:
The one side is white twill with eyelet cuffs and hip pockets, the other side is a light weight kiwi green twill with side cargo pocket accented with grosgrain ribbon trim and velcro closures.
A few things to note, in case you're wondering. First, no, you can't see the green through the white side. A lot of white fabric is too see-through, this twill isn't. I promise. Second, the ribbon trim is actually two rows of the ribbon - one didn't make enough of a statement for me. Third, yes this is another elastic waist item, but as you know by now, this works for my daughter's body shape. Take a look at this picture taken the other day, blurry, but you'll get the idea:
This is one case where my long neck comes in handy. Moving along, here are the two patterns I used - I stole the pockets off the one on the left, Simplicity 4209, but used the main pieces and small pockets from Simplicity 4162.
Next week I will be making a pair of fitted trousers with a zipper for her. This will be a first, as I don't think I've ever made her real trousers. [Editor's note: For those of you from certain parts of Europe, I did go back and use the word "trousers" instead of "pants". "Pants" to some of you may be what we call underwear. I would think that underwear with zippers probably isn't appropriate for an 8 year old. ]
Today's parting shot is my son's self portrait. Not sure how he managed this, but I was surprised to see it when I was editing out pictures on the camera and decided to save it.