Friday, September 21, 2007

Mwah!

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on the jeans tute! I've got a full-length Halloween pair in the works too, so I'll post a pic when they're finished.

Lu grows so fast right now I don't feel wasteful making her a holiday outfit that realistically won't get a ton of wear. The fact is NOTHING gets much wear in her closet right now! I almost can't keep up with her!

I'm participating in the Loes Hinse & Textile Studio's Sew Along on PR. If you're a fan of these patterns, or just want to try one out, come join us! I'm making these first:


The pants are from the Japanese craft book "Everyday Pants & Culottes". I love the flippy little ruffle on these pants. Plus...cotton print! Woohoo! Ya'll know this is my weakness and I almost never get to use it for me. I'm using the LH Cruise Pant pattern. I widened the legs and added a drawstring waist.

They would technically be finished except that I tried them on and they were too long. Guess I shoulda tried them on BEFORE adding the ruffle!! I also doubled the ruffle for a finished edge, and I think it's too "heavy". It seems to weight down the pant leg and they're not as flow-y as the photo above.

SO I have to whack off the ruffle and make it a single layer with a tiny hem. That will work better, I think.

Have to go to work now. Bummer.

3 comments:

  1. I love that pants pattern! Yeah, I usually double the fabric for a ruffle when it's on jeans.. just to match the weight :)

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  2. that's a cute pattern! very sassy.

    I understand about growing too fast! phew!

    When the Halloween jeans are outgrown you could make them into a cute seasonal pillow. I'm always sad when Lauren outgrows something I've made.

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  3. those are really cute pants. one of the fabric shops here just started carrying the japanese craft books, and i started browsing through them, and well, i didn't come home with any, only because i couldn't decide between 5 of them. (how's that for a long sentence!). the cute japanese fabrics, on the other hand, are like crack cocaine. :)

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