Saturday, November 19, 2005

Jeans

For my next project, I have decided on pants - or trousers for the English readers. Jeans if you will. I had this length (about 3 meters as I recall) of medium weight cotton with a hint of Lycra fabric that I got on sale for an incredibly cheap price - hence the odd-looking print on it.
2 Fabric laid out
I have made this pattern twice before too, so it is already adjusted. Except I forgot to mark on it if I needed to lengthen the leg at all. Silly me because although I am only 5’ 2” tall, I never get the petite pants because all my height is in my legs. Anyway, I remembered at the last second, as I was cutting out the pieces and I added about 1/2 inch to the leg. Hopefully, it will turn out that I didn’t need to add anything.
1 Pants pattern
The pattern is nice to work with and seems to fit me well. I decided this time to not put the little coin pocket on the front right pocket and to just use the fabric as pocket facings instead of finding some old pieces of broadcloth as I did for the other two pairs of pants I made with this pattern. The print is so busy on the fabric that you wouldn’t really notice any detail. I know I should just make a few things out of really nice fabric but I am lured by the cheap stuff, I can’t help it.
I am hoping they won’t look too hideous but even if they do, I can still wear them around the house as comfy, slightly stretchy pants for the winter. And with that blue AND brown in the print, they’ll go with everything! :) Mostly, it’s a good pattern for making flat fell seam finishes, even if they don’t indicate this at all on the instructions that come with the pattern. If you get the pattern (McCall’s 9233) and decide to sew along with me, it will be a thorough exercise in flat felling.

2 comments:

Norah said...

You have no idea how I look forward to the day when I can sew along with you! :)

I can hardly wait to see what the pants looks like. Very mod I'm sure.

JuliaR said...

Hoo! You're pretty funny! "Mod" indeed. I saw this on someone's blog but I couldn't remember where so I had to Google it. But it made me laugh.

SCENE X: Will's Apartment
(The fundraisers are over. WILL and GRACE are relaxing on the sofa.)

GRACE: Remember when Election Day used to be fun? Passing out leaflets, knocking on doors, ripping our bell-bottoms and running from the fuzz?

WILL: That wasn't us. That was Linc and Julie from "The Mod Squad."