23 April 2013
My sewing so far has always been flat, sewing two simple seams together, I have never followed a pattern just looked at pictures to get ideas and then created something of my own. I have been wanting to make clothes for some time and thought that making them for a child was a good place to start. I had originally wanted to make a dress but could not find a pattern that I liked that did not involved masses of gathering which I am not ready to tackle just yet. So I went for trousers, I decided that as I might make a few pairs I would cut out the pieces using scrap pieces of plain fabric. I traced the pattern onto parchment paper from the original pattern pieces so I did not need to cut them. I used this pattern.
They were pretty easy to sew up, each pair took a couple of hours, once the fabric was cut. There were four seams to sew before tackling the waist. I learned a few new techniques and words sewing the waist, basting, I have only ever done this to a chicken, edgestitch, sewing in elastic. One of the things that had put me off sewing from a pattern was the words used, like so many skills it comes with its own language, I have mastered the language of knitting, mostly, so I figured I could do the same for sewing.
I am pleased with the way they have turned out and next I am going to make a skirt using the pieces in the last picture.
Joining in with Nicole for this weeks Keep Calm, Craft On.