But you know...I just had to. I had to!!!!!!!!
I needed an outlet and what's better than sewing? Trust me...I tried other things. I cleaned up the sewing room. I washed some fabrics. I looked through my BurdaStyle magazines. I pet my fabric a little. Sometimes these things cure the itch. This time? Nope. Not at all.
Okay...Something I want that's easy. Quick. Not going to be too much work...
Obviously a knit won. The serger had black thread in it.
The ponte spoke to me. It said, "Pssst. PSST!!!!! I want to become pants!". So who am I to deny?
I was going to go with a leggings-type pattern but I didn't want "tight". I wanted to be able to wear these as "regular" pants not with a tunic.
Then I decided against a more traditional pants pattern (waistband, fly, pockets) because...hello? Wrist. Enter S2061
I made view B last year, here:
|I'd only been sewing for like 6 weeks!|
My only adjustments were to remove 3/4" from CF, lengthen 1.5" and stitch the pleats down a little further. I didn't have 1.5" elastic so I used 1".
|Pattern matching? Pfft. For suckas. I had no time for that.|
|A little tighter in the butt than I originally planned.|
|Look at my cute pleats!!!!!!|
I spent all fall hemming and hawing over printed pants. I thought only "skinny" girls could wear print pants. I am so happy with these. They have the comfy feel of lounge pants but look much nicer. Score!
(they weren't yet hemmed as I was thinking about elasticizing the hem. I'll just do a normal hem)
Shirt is RTW from Target a couple years ago.
This ponte is different from any other I've sewn. It's really fluid. Maybe it has a higher rayon content?? I don't know but I'm a happy camper!
***I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award; gotta gather my 10 "interesting" facts!