A big thank you to the monthly stitch for giving me the kick in the pants I needed to make my first ever pair of pants! (Or trousers – do pyjama bottoms count?). Even though I didn’t get them finished until the first week in March, the challenge was a definite motivation.
Here is a pants summary –
pattern: Burdastyle 08/2011 #130 (downloadable)
fabric: light weight cross weave from Fantazia Fabricland (Tweed Heads)
notions: buttons (Spotlight), rayon seam binding (ebay), Rasant thread
modifications: legs cropped and tapered, side seam splits added
Am I happy with them?: Yes! They have a button placket on one side seam and a pocket in the other
This was also my first Burda pattern (a Burdastyle downloadable). Pants making was one of my big sewing goals and I am inspired to make more in the future. This has also encouraged me to start blogging again, so you can find more about this garment on my blog.
I didn’t get these done quite in time, so I don’t think I’d go well on the Miss Bossy challenge, but I’m certainly looking forward to the Sewing Double challenge ;o)