The pattern is, as ever, from Ottobre magazine. She chose the pattern and I thought it would be a good one to learn how to make because it is such a fashion classic.
I perfected my two rows of topstitching around the pockets and on every seam.
I put the zip in three times. Finally, I followed a tutorial here for a zip fly that made it all look so easy.
I can't get her to model it because it is way too big and I have added it to the little stash of clothes I am making for when she is older but I would definitely do another one. It won't lie flat for a photo because it has a back yoke that gives it some bum shaping and it really needs...well..to be frank..a bum in it to show how it fits.
I hope you don't tire of this £3 fabric, I still have lots left! The top is pretty funky too so I might give that a go next.
I am really enjoying sewing at the moment now that I have stopped expecting myself to complete something in one go, it is so much more rewarding and relaxing learning a new technique each time I spend an hour at the machine.
One happy lady and one happy little girl. Jo xx