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Frog pants

April 7, 2010


• verb 1 fail to hit, reach, or come into contact with. 2 be too late for. 3 fail to notice, hear, or understand. 4 fail to be present. 5 avoid. 6 (miss out) omit. 7 notice or feel the loss or absence of.

• noun 1 a failure to hit, catch, or reach something. 2 an unsuccessful record or film.

• noun 1 (Miss) a title prefixed to the name of an unmarried woman or girl. 2 (Miss) used as a form of address to a teacher. 3 derogatory or humorous a girl or young woman.

Not to confuse with


• noun 1 a dirty or untidy state. 2 a state of confusion or difficulty. 3 a portion of semi-solid food. 4 euphemistic a domestic animal’s excrement. 5 a place providing meals and recreational facilities for members of the armed forces.

• verb 1 make untidy or dirty. 2 (mess about/around) behave in a silly or playful way. 3 (mess with) informal meddle with. 4 eat communally in an armed forces’ mess. 5 (of a domestic animal) defecate.

These pants are the definition of a miss. There are so many things I liked about these: the ergonomically shaped knees, the embroidery, the heavy topstitching. But I think the black topstiching on that green denim was not the right choice. Almost each seam had to be worked on 4 times: 2 because I was doing french seams, and then two topstichings. Phew! DD doesn’t need (and doesn’t want!) to be attented at the loo but doesn’t really know how a zipper works yet so I skipped the zipper and made a regular elastic waistband. And that’s were I messed up (yes, mess is appropriate here). I should’ve graded up the waist to account for the lack of a zipper. I didn’t. Consequence: these wouldn’t even go up DD’s hips, even without the elastic in. The topstitching is also less than perfect. Anyway, this might fit a younger and slender child so they’re at least going to the Red Cross. I might give the pattern another go… just not right away. The fabric combination is the same as here.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2010 12:12

    Awww, that’s too bad. That frog is so cute! Is there no way you can save these trousers?


  2. April 7, 2010 18:06

    Sorry about the froggie, he is veryclever! I cannot believe how much your little love has grown over the Winter. Some child will be so pleased with the pants, so they aren’t a waste or miss. Cordially, Nehmah/Emily


  3. CGCouture permalink
    April 8, 2010 01:50

    Well, it’s a shame they don’t fit, because I think they look totally adorable. If my son weren’t so tall, I’d snatch them from you in a heartbeat! 🙂 Did you freehand the frog, or was it an embroidery pattern?


    • April 8, 2010 08:30

      Ah too bad, I’d send these to you in a heartbeat. I embroidered the frog by hand with a chain stitch.


  4. April 10, 2010 02:21

    What a shame they don’t fit because they are so stinkin’ cute!



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