Monday, August 8, 2011

A Little Sewing... With Thanks To MADE

Hello!  Today I thought I'd share a few other things I've been up to lately - sewing pants for Olivia.  In my blog surfing travels, I came across a BRILLIANT blog called MADE.  If you're into sewing at all, you need to check out this blog.  Dana has brilliant tutorials, easy patterns to use, and loads of wonderful tips.  So I found myself wanting to have a go at Dana's Kid Pants with a Flat Front Tutorial (it also utilises the Basic Kids Pants Tutorial).  Can I just say... O.M.G... these are SO easy to make!  And costing a whopping $3-4 dollars per pair to make in corduroy, I think I'll be making these again!

The first pair I sewed, I used the pattern as is, adding an extra inch for length.  The pattern is designed for a US size 2-3 toddler, but since Olivia is a smallish 4 year old, I figured I'd try the pattern as is.  They're a perfect fit, but a little snug for her to get up properly by herself.  She still loves them though.  :-)


For the second pair, I decided to enlarge the pattern a little... but I did it a little too much!  They still fit, and she loves them, they're just not as polished as I'd hoped.  Not like the ones on MADE...


So for the next pair I'll be keeping the extra length, but not widening the pattern so much.  On the up-side?  I'm learning HEAPS and I love how EASY this pattern is!  I think I'll start looking at embellishments for the next pair.

Of course, you can't wear corduroy pants without having a go on a retro space hopper... ;-)


I'll be sharing a few more of my sewing adventures soon.  Hopefully someone finds them useful!!



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