Hope the sewing gods have been on your side and you have been making it work.
As much as I love dresses, pants are definitely much more comfortable when you have extra muscly thighs.
I made, but did not blog, my jeans last year. Primarily because the first pair were a small disaster as I cut out the pockets out of the bottom of one of the legs, and I hemmed the second pair too short!
In my #makenine2019 I decided that I finally would make pants.
I started with the Alina Design Co Chi-Town Chinos.
There shorts turned out pretty well. I ended up extending the crotch for the aforementioned muscly legs:
Black shorts are a great first make, no one can see the mistakes!
Today is my birthday, and because I love celebrating it, I caught up with a few of the Spoolettes and non-sewing friends (they exist!) for drinks and nibbles.
A few weeks ago I decided to make the Jean Paul Boiler Suit from Ready to Sew. I just had to do it.
Now I am not the kind of sewer that makes jumpsuits or playsuits. I have steadfastly refused to accept that trend into my life.
Aaaaaaaaaahhhh, time can change your perspective. I couldn’t resist their siren call.
I FINALLY made myself do an FBA. It really REALLY makes a difference to avoid the dreaded button gape-ing.
Muslin, featuring the adorable postcard from The Drapery.
After I had that sorted, I moved onto my main fabric. It’s beautiful, gorgeous, sumptuous tencel from The Drapery. I didn’t realise until halfway through sewing that it was essentially army green. Oh well, I look amazing.
I didn’t get any pictures while we were partying. I must get mote photos of this beauty.
The pattern was a dream to sew. Ready to Sew is a new to me company. Excellent instructions, even though I mixed up the left and right sides of the bodice. Can you tell though? Absolutely not. Looks damn fine.
2019 fabric used 1.2m for the shorts + 3m for the boiler suit = 8.8m total.