I don’t know that I’ll get a chance to blog every night this week but I’m going to make a valiant attempt. Meg has a great simple form to fill out that makes the blogging much quicker. Also in the effort to get lots of sewing done, you will have to be content with more instagram/phone pics than usual because I don’t have time for big photo shoots every day! This is actually 2 days of work because I started on the pants last night since I will be out of town on Saturday and losing that day.
the pattern: Pants: Self-Drafted using Dana’s guidelines as a help. Lined front and back pockets, baggy leg (decided to break out of my skinny pants trend), elastic waistband, faux fly, rolled bottom cuff to allow for lots of growing. Tee: Raw-Edge Raglan Tee from Sewing for Boys
the fabric: Pants: Green corduroy I picked up at my big Joann’s trip a few weeks back in anticipation of KCWC. I’ve been wanting to make Oliver green pants for a while! Tee: A favorite old t-shirt of mine that has been too small for quite a while but I just couldn’t part with it- nerd, anyone? 🙂
the sewing: Pants: Turned out a bit bigger than I had planned, so I had to do a full elastic waist rather than the flat front with elastic back that I wanted. Loving the look of all my flat fell seams though! I’m getting much quicker at sewing up pants with all the practice I’ve been getting recently. I still am not 100% satisfied with my ability to self-draft a pattern, but I see definite improvement. Tee: changed the pattern a bit this time to keep the side and arm seams on the wrong side. I like it both ways. Also I added an inch to the neckband, but it is still quite snug to get over his head. Need to figure out how to fix this- any suggestions would be appreciated! I used the small zig-zag recommended in the book but I don’t think it’s allowing for enough stretch.