You guys – I MADE PANTS! Finally, after many years of sewing, I tackled my sewing nemesis. Sure, they aren’t fitted pants or anything – I wanted big, wide, swing-y 40′s styled pants. But I made them. And they fit. And there isn’t any – ahem – wrinkling where there shouldn’t be. While it did take [...]
Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance! This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim [...]
(Simplicity 1230) It has officially been one year since I started sewing! I can’t believe how far I’ve come since I made my first meringue skirts. But the thought of sewing pants was still making me nervous, so I started with these 1950′s pajama pants. Details on my blog Thanks for viewing, happy Monday!
I have been hugely inspired by all the pant-making activity in blogworld recently and decided to hop on board that bandwagon. The pattern is care of Burda Style magazine, issue 01/12 from their Lovely Lingerie section. And the fabric I used is 100% stretch silk. The pattern pieces are dead easy to work with but [...]
After listening to the blog world flip out over this trouser pattern, I finally jumped on the bandwagon & made some for myself. You guys – they are TOTALLY deserving of all the fuss! Such a great, simple trouser pattern, with a nearly perfect fit out of the envelope. Consider me in love Mine are [...]
Hello All! Hooray for the red, white, and blue! Hope you’re having a wonderful Fourth of July! I wanted to share pictures of my recent creations for this holiday, sewn with some vintage designs from the 1940s. I sewed a red silk blouse from one of my favorite patterns, the Romantic Blouse Pattern from www.sensibility.com [...]
i’ve been looking for a pair of trousers like this for a few months now, with no luck. after winning this pattern in a giveaway, i decided to just up & make my own i used vogue 2925, making them up with denim instead of the suggested suiting fabrics. there is minimal top stitching – [...]
Hi all! I recently made these pants using Butterick 4646, a “teen” pattern from the 70′s. They were really simple to make and ended up fitting pretty well with no major changes. I lowered the waistline about an inch and they are still high. I think I am in love with [...]