That was last week, and now each girl has five pairs. Clearly it was a success because both of them reach for Mama-made first when choosing their underwear.
I am pretty proud of these because I had to do a lot of altering to make the pattern work for my girls. My version actually really doesn't bear any resemblance at all to the original. The pattern was ostensibly a size 5/6 and should have fit both girls, but it didn't fit either one. The rise was too short, the width was too tight, and the crotch was way too wide. After nine pairs following the original one, I think I now have each girl's fit down.
N's are on the left and Z's on the right. Both needed a much longer rise, which I accomplished by lengthening the crotch. I found that for Z's bubble booty, I needed to add fabric to the back at both leg openings. N's needed to be higher-cut so that they wouldn't show under her ballet leotard. I actually need to scoop out the upper legs a touch more for the next pair.
I changed the pattern up, too, to be more like the Cosi swimsuit. The original pattern calls for a back, front and two gusset pieces. I lengthened the front piece to include one of the gusset pieces, thus only needing to cut one gusset.
My coverstitch played a starring role, though I could just as easily have used a zigzag stitch.
Totally unrelated, but not really warranting its own blog post, I also made Niko a Field Trip Raglan to match the one I made Gabriel during KCW.
I made a size 6-12 months using the same Art Gallery knits I used for G's raglan. It's a little long in the sleeves but otherwise fits pretty well.