I must admit I've never sewn an Ottobre pattern before, it's all pdf patterns over here. But I went ahead, used my roll of Ikea paper and the tracing went really smooth, as did the sewing. These sweatpants are so easy to put together, the instructions weren't even necessary.
I just made a tiny alteration to the pattern by shortening the legs to turn them into mid-calf shorts. I really like this sarouel look with a low crotch. My boy refuses to take them off because they're so nice and soft. I'll take that as a good sign, especially since it was very windy and chilly at the beach.
Curious who else is going? We will be with 14 women from 9 different European countries, all kids clothes bloggers. Gioia from dotta (Italy), Sophie from C'est la vie (France), Nina from Fliegfederfrei (Switzerland), Maria from La Inglesita (Spain), Marta from Do Guincho (Portugal), Marte from Compagnie M. (Belgium), An from Straight Grain (Belgium), Nienke from Pienkel (Netherlands), Laura from Craftstorming (UK), Laura from Behind the Hedgerow (UK), Victoria from As it Seams (UK), Olu from Needle and Ted (UK), Annika from Näh-Connection (Germany) and me.
And there's something in it for you too! We've got some fantastic companies sponsoring this blog event and we ended up with amazing goody bags for all of us and one you could win! (the Ottobre Design magazine is among them, aha!) There will be a give away for this goody bag over on the blogs of all the participants. More on this when we return, stay tuned!
* I received this pattern as a gift from our Paris Sew Social sponors. However all opinions are as always honest and my own.