Zonen 09, that means patterns that are here to stay, just like Burda or Vogue. Trendy patterns, for trendy sons.
A son, that I had. The Jacob pattern too. A son who fitted into the smallest size, for that I had to wait a bit. But look, I got there eventually. And pragmatic as we are, I made a bigger size already. Calculating in some growth.
The fabric I used is corduroy I got at Vermiljoen. I only had 70 cm, so to save some fabric I made this first version without pockets.
I also chose for a faux fly and buttonhole elastics, making it easy for our little guy to get his trousers on and off. Now that the potty training is ongoing, that comes in really handy.
For this pair, I left out the trademark fold of the Jacob. Not because I don’t like it, on the contrary, but I was a bit afraid that the combination corduroy-flowers-fold would be a bit OTT. Personally, I think the flowers are already pretty close to OTT on their own, to be honest.
But our little boy seems to like them.
The Jacob pattern is really easy to make. The explanation is so clear, that it made me feel as if I can sew just about anything. So next time, I’m taking it up a notch. For Jacob number 2, I’m adding the fold. And pockets.