Farbenmix Olympia

I have wanted to make these trousers for what feels like forever. Actually it was only released in July last year but I delayed getting the pattern for a while ( I may have the odd pattern for girls trousers that I haven’t made up yet, possibly) but eventually had to give in.

They are cool, pieced skinny leg trousers and I just love all the details. The piecing, the gathers behind the knee. Well, all of it.

I decided on pink because I have an extensive collection of pink fabric and I have a inkling that Elsa may be starting to go off pink a little. Ahhh! Need to get it all used up before she decides that purple is the new pink.















I didn’t have a pink zipper so had a go at a button fly. I love it! She doesn’t ever actually open them anyway.














Lovely Farbenmix /Smilas world ribbons.















The back. I added about 5 cm in length. The pattern has them stopping at a 7/8th length but I wanted these to reach the ankle. As you can see they still need hemming – she didn’t want to take them off again! I still have to add buttons to the pockets too.

Mick thinks the pockets are over the top. What do you think?















I may have some modelled shots to show you soon.

Pattern: Farbenmix Olympia
Fabric: Local and Hilco corduroy.


Sailboat sewing

Here’s my next pattern from Oliver +s. Another one scissor pattern so another easy one. I’ve only actually got one three sissor pattern so wondering how that will be.

I went for more red and turquoise but not so pleased with the results here. Just doesn’t look quite right to me. The fit of the clothes isn’t too hot either. The top is so slim fitting that she needs help getting it on and off so can see that’s going to be a barrier to wearing. Once it’s on it fits fine and I really like the neckline and the hem facing detail. Quick and easy to make too. Can see lots of opportunities to embellish and have fun with this pattern. The pants however are not grabbing me. I was expecting cute capris but they are so baggy they look shapeless. I went for a size 6 when she’s 5 1/2 so maybe they will look better next year. The age 5 seashore dress I made is only just big enough and I can see will probably not last the summer so wanted to be sure I got my money’s worth. I read somewhere on the net that the size ran small, too, but they must have been referring to the top I guess. For the time and effort I’d much rather make Farbenmix Nonita which has a similar waistline.

Oh, and I added some self drafted pockets.

The photos were the best I could get before she headed off to school with the remains of her breakfast dribbled down her front.

Pattern: Oliver + s Sailboat pants and top.
Fabric: Spotlight
Embroidery: Huups
Ribbon: Smilas world


Farbenmix Kim

I have long loved this pattern from afar. I especially love this version from an old tablecloth  by Tin Can Daisy. Alas my Farbenmix pattern collection is, ahem *coughs*, healthy to say the least. I was so delighted when Chris at Artig was selling off some of her patterns. Whooppee!

I couldn’t wait to try this funky pattern out for myself and all other sewing plans went on hold. The fabric is some gorgeous Hilco pinwale cord from Crafty Mamas and the lovely pink dots came from Dots n stripes in the UK when I was over last year. The ribbons, as always, came from Katrina at Lucy and Lulu. The embroidery on the pocket was left over from when I made this Encinitas last year.

This is my first working fly. I followed this tutorial via google translate.

The top is a Farbenmix Quiara I made last year. Luckily it was warm enough today to wear them together but I really need to make a long sleeved top to go with them.

Pattern: Farbenmix Kim
Fabric: Crafty mamas Hilco Senorita
Embroidery: Tinimi

Warmest, Suzie.