Sunday, April 24, 2016


Its been a while, I know. I have been sewing quite a lot... but it has proving to be really difficult to take photos, whether the weather is not cooperating or the model is not the mood... and  by "model" I mean not only Teresa but also me. Hope the weather gets better soon so that I can take photos of all I have been making.

That said, I was once again very lucky to be chosen by Olga (Coffee and Thread) to test her new pattern: the Wild and Free Lounge Pants. 

I saw the version that she made for one of her daughters a few months ago and I immediately fell in love with them. The design is so so clever. 

Last winter all cool kids were wearing these cute socks with faces of animal, being the most popular the fox socks. My kids have those socks and they love them. So, when I showed this pattern to my daughter she immediately said: YES, I WANT THESE!!

So, I am sure these pattern will be a hit! Aside from being very cute, the pattern is also very well drafted, as all of Olga's patterns.

The pattern comes with sizes 9/12 months through 12 years and with two views. In view A, you can choose to add the animals faces (kitty, puppy, bear, mouse and fox) and in View B, you can use knee patches, with a heart, a star, a lighting bolt, etc.). The possibilities are endless. I also love the pockets, which you cannot easily find in leggings patterns... ;-)   

Another very cool feature is that the face of the animal is actually painted in the fabric using a stencil. This was the first time that I painted fabric and it so easy and cool to do. I already used Olga's instructions to make other stencils. :-) 

I made a size 7 for my almost 7 years-old and the fit is great! 

The fabric is a jersey knit from Joann's and for the Kitty's ears I used some Liberty in pink.

The pattern is on sale for only $5.00 through Thursday, April 28. So just grab your copy here!