I've begun drafting and testing a new trouser pattern in Smootch size (because Smootch needs pants. Bad.) For those of you who have been wondering how pattern drafting is done, here is some insight into my method:
Somewhere under those kids is a pattern. Since I work at home, I have never had very rigid boundaries between personal and work. Then, with the arrival of the second baby, it all got hopelessly jumbled up.
I consider this work/play mixture to be a two way street. I have been known to expect my family to drop whatever it is that they are doing and submit to fittings. Plus, at any moment, I'm liable to turn Smootch's playtime into a photo shoot.
Here is the first run of pants made from one pattern piece for the thin kid who likes to wear everything low down on her hips, like some sort of rock star. This is the kid I'd like to thank for first cracking the wall between the job and the fun. For making work, play.