23 April 2013

Trousers





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.

6 comments:

  1. Those little trousers have turned out lovely, I've just cut out a little dress for my grandaughter, my dressmaking skills need a lot of work, so baby steps are the right way to go...........and taking my time.

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  2. They look great - I think I could handle something like these and have been thinking I would like to sew some our own clothing.

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  3. They look great! I'm extremely daunted by patterns. I feel like they want too many complicated things from me. Of course, people with actual sewing skills seem to think that I go about things the hard way but it's what works for me. (:

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  4. These are great, they look perfect. I wish I could sew something like this. x

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  5. They are so lovely, I will have to try this x

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  6. If you ever want me to photocopy the long john pants and t shirt from the sew liberated book just let me know.

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