Hi! I'm Elise, one half of the duo over at Dandelions n' Dungarees. I'm here blogging today because a few months ago a fellow designer and PDF pattern seller suggested that the PDF designers do a collaborative challenge, the basis of the challenge was simple-create something out of the box, something new and interesting. Seeing as Dandelions n' Dungarees is new to the PDF scene virtually anything we do is a challenge and NEW---so challenge accepted! After signing up for the challenge I put it out of my head... until I got the reminder notice a few weeks ago. Fortunately, I had been working on the Perfectly Pleated Pants. I felt they were perfect for the challenge.
First, let me start with the Perfectly Pleated Pants that weren't. The pants first started out with a comfy knit waistband, after my first sample, and some feedback from testers, it just didn't look right-so the knit waistband was nixed. Next, I hit the dilemma of how to write my tutorial on the pleats, I didn't figure people would appreciate me telling them to eyeball it LOL. Because my pleat pants originally had a fly, creating equal pleats was very difficult, the method I came up with in my tutorial wasn't working-it was just a disaster. So the fly went the way of the knit waistband. In the end my original vision was still realized and I learned A LOT along the way, especially to not procrastinate.
The Perfectly Pleated Pants: Sizes 12 months-8 Features 4 pleats with a flat front waist and elasticized back waist. Has 2 functional drop pockets (what kid doesn't love pockets?) and a cuffed ankle. Pattern also includes tutorial options for a rolled cuff, back pockets, and button tabs.
I love how you can dress these pants up with some satin or make them out of comfy flannel... really the fabric options are endless!
You can get your Perfectly Pleated Pants here. Oh and Good news! They are on sale today and tomorrow (11/21-11/22) for only $5, use code: challenge. We are also giving away a copy through Pattern Revolution, don't worry, if you win we'll refund you for your purchase.
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