Saturday, March 20, 2010

pants to be proud of



I hate to float my own boat, but I am oh so proud of these little autumn pants I made for L'il B's Easter basket. I am a very very beginner sewer (as in, when I got my machine I had to ask someone how to place the clothes on it to start stitching). It's been a few months of beginner projects and mucking around and today I made my very first pattern from scratch using a pair of his old trackie daks as a basic guide. It helped that I had previous experience sewing toddler pants from old t-shirts- kind of an introductory course to the real deal. They are fleece on the inside and the cuffs and pocket are made from some fabric I picked up at the thrift shop. What was most satisfying is that I expected this would take me a week or so to finish, but I did it all during one naptime! You can't tell by the photos but this is the most clean and sharp sewing project I have done to date- no mistakes, no funny stitching, no uneven lines. Their only little flaw is the pocket it a but too close to the waist. Anyway, I'm sorry this was a very boastful post, but I wanted to share my excitement with all of you.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend with those you love,

xo

15 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Woohoo! It's such a great buzz to be able to actually make something great yourself. Well done you.

Kristi said...

They turned out so awesome. I love love love that stylish pocket. Ah, you and your sewing machine are going to be good friends. xo.

Tricia said...

You should be very very proud!! They are cute. Well done :-)

willywagtail said...

I think you're racing along to becoming a very professional sewer. Love the cuffs too. Cherrie

Jeana Marie said...

congratulations and well done - They look like they'll be comfy...by all means be proud of yourself, especially if you enjoyed yourself making them!

Amanda said...

Adorable! You did a great job.

Jo's Place said...

They look fantastic, great job

dixiebelle said...

Very cute!

Tammy James said...

Shout out proud Meagan! it inspires others to have a go : ) Enthusiasm is contagious. Your pants look really good!!

My Love is..... said...

Boast away babe..... these pants rock.... pocket too close to the waist no way .....once you get his cute little nappy bum in there it will be all bootylicious. Great work!!

Tania said...

Yay for pat on the back posts! Well done, lady. And I wasn't much ahead of you on the beginner stakes when the crafty thing happened for me...

Cass said...

Awesome work! :D

Little Ted Canvas said...

Good for you, they look great! I'm a beginner sewer too, it's so satisfying to create something & get it finished...and so you should boast!

Sonia said...

What a great job. Being a beginner myself, I do appreciate and completely understand how happy you are with the result.

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

you did a great job...and all in a naptime...I'm impressed!
they look great.
x

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