One of our amazing returning sponsors for Indie Pattern Month 2017 is Waffle Patterns. Yuki, the talented designer behind Waffle Patterns, creates a fun range of patterns blending European and Japanese style into everyday wardrobe pieces. Kat caught up with Yuki to find out more about her newest design…
Hi Yuki! Welcome to Indie Pattern Month 2017! First, can you tell us a bit about your pattern range, for people who may not have seen it before?
Hello, Kat and Indie Pattern Month fans! I’m Yuki from Waffle Patterns. Very happy to join here.
I started this sewing pattern line because I love to share the enjoyment and fun of creation. I try to offer daily active casual patterns, so people enjoy to sew and wear them every day. I hope you enjoy my patterns and enjoy your self-expression through creation.
Today, we’d love to hear more about your gorgeous trousers pattern – the Pinda pants! What inspired you to create the Pinda pattern?
The Pinda is very basic slim-regular fit pants and it has many pocket options.
I wanted to design trousers which we can wear every day as an alternative to skinny pants. So they have a straight silhouette and comfy mid-rise. Enjoy playing around the pocket design options and customize yours. You can make casual denim pants or cigarette trousers for your office, depend on your fabric and design choice.
Where does the name come from?
All my patterns have sweets or snack names which are my favourite. Pinda means “peanut” in Dutch.
There are so many gorgeous Pinda pants that people have made – can you share some of your favourite?
How about Fleurine’s version. She helped me as a pattern tester for the Pinda. I love that cool zipper pockets!
How about your own wardrobe – how many pairs of Pinda pants do you have?
I have 4 of them and plan to make one more with dark red stretch denim.
Which are your favourite pair to wear?
I wear a lot a pair with black textured denim because they are very versatile and easy to coordinate with other items.
We’d love to see how you style your own Pinda pants! Can you share some photos of how you wear them?
Since the design is all-round, I can enjoy many types of style. Here are 2 of samples. with a very basic white shirt for office and an active outdoor style with Tosti utility jacket.
Thank you for your interest in my pattern and excuse me for my bad English. (It’s not my mother tongue!) Hope you enjoy Indie Pattern month!