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Hippo trousers

Added May 24, 2013

by The Tropical...

Singapore, Singa...






Yet another hippo garment for the little hippo fanatic!

I ordered this fabric in yellow and pink a while ago, when she was much littler, and when half a yard would have sufficed for a garment. Unfortunately I have been too lazy to sew it up! With the sad result that despite desperately piece-ing the yellow fabric, I still had to ‘patch up’ with pink on the cuffs.

The trouser pattern is from Dana at Made, using the Flat Front variation, and was very easy to make. I put a patch pocket on the front, because she likes to peep at her pocket-treasure every so often, and how is she going to monitor the state of the treasure when it’s located over her bum?

Material Notes

1/2 yard + a few bits of Japanese cotton-linen blend. Very comfortable, so much so that she wanted to wear them to sleep! I had to tell her (rather indignantly) that these were ‘going-out’ trousers, not pajamas!




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    May 27, 2013, 05.53 PMby elaineren

    very cute girl in cute pants, thanks for the link! just the thing i need for the grandchildren :)

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    May 24, 2013, 10.30 PMby Mary Athey

    awwww adorable trousers on your adorable daughter. i love the yellow with the pink. they look great x

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      Jun 12, 2013, 09.18 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      thanks much! she likes then too and of course it doesn’t matter to her that i’d simply run out of fabric!

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    May 24, 2013, 06.16 PMby liliv-1

    So lovely, two pretty colors together…nice combination! Your little girl is such a cuttie!!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 09.18 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      thank you much! she is crazy about hippos which i find a little strange…but anyway we indulge her!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 09.55 AMby liliv-1

      It isn’t strange to love hippos!! The are sooo cute!!

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