Monday, 27 September 2010

New pants for Nora

I can't deny it. Fall is here, and it's here to stay until winter. And Nora needed new pants.


If you're not Swedish you IMG_9525probably don't know Bobo & gnuttarna. It was a comic when I was a child. I found the fabric of Bobo (the little boy/troll with - his magic - binoculars) and gnuttarna (the white fluffy little creatures) at a flea market a couple of weeks ago. I had other plans for this fabric, but there was enough for a pair of trousers as well.

I believe some of you have already seen Anna Maria Horners "Quick change pants" (small picture). They are reversible so you can quick "change" them into another pair of pants by simply turning them inside out. When sewing the Bobo pants for Nora I wanted to make them warm enough for this season and I came to think about Anna Maria's pants and made Nora's reversible too (however I used a pattern from Ottobre). The inside is maybe not so beautiful. It used to be a sarong and I used it for those pants since it's really silky and soft.

I used another Ottobre pattern for those two pants (below):

The striped fabric I got from my aunt a while ago. It's a knit, but quite heavy. I like those pants the best, I think.

I also made those teddy bear pants out of left over fabric I found here at home. They're maybe not the most fancy ones, but I'm thinking they're nice a cold autumn day or even maybe under oil cloth pants when going for a walk in the rain.

Picnik collage


  1. Reversible pants are such a great idea! I really need to learn how to sew.

  2. Sewing is really fun. When making the first pants for Nora when she was just a few months old I made so many mistakes I can't even count them, but practicing and trying again and again (+ reading about sewing) is a good start, I think :)


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