So I have definitely been on a pants making frenzy. They are comfortable (and I don’t need to take measures to protect my thighs in their wild passionate love affair) and are useful in the Brisbane “winter”.
First cab off the rank after my birthday boiler suit was my long Chi Town Chinos from Alina Design Co. My lovely awesome friend Kerryne made a pair last year and I had to make some.
So my first pair were made in black cotton twill from The Fabric Store in Brisbane. The cotton was a joy to sew with (isn’t it always?) and I finalised them the night of my birthday, which happened to be the night the Oscars were shown on Australian television. So I jumped between discussion of the dresses with the Spoolettes and sewing.
I wore them the next day to work with a top I inherited from my sewing friend Liz.
I wear them about once a week. But they require ironing, ugh.
I them moved onto the Camille Jumpsuit pants from Sew Over It. These are wide legged, so I just copied my crotch curve. I had to bring the waistband down by about 5cm so they weren’t sitting underneath my boobs 😂
Again photos at work.
I ended up taking these up a few inches due to lack of height.
I then started another pair of Chinos, but thought I would end up making the Camille Jumpsuit to wear to the Brisbane Spoolettes High Tea. I ended up giving up on that and finished my Chinos and drafted a new top (there’s photos detailing my drafting process on my Instagram). The fabric is cotton sateen from the Brisbane Fabric Store. Top is an ancient black satin from the stash.
If you are in Brisbane and are a sewer, please join us! We love other sewers. And of course you know that Sewing Friends Are The Best.
Have you sewn pants? Have you gotten over your pants angst? Do you often discuss your crotch with other sewers? 😂 Let me know.
I forgot my usual stats!
2019 fabric used 2.5m for the Chinos + 1. 5m for the top and 2.4m for the Camille pants= 17.7m total.