I've been quietly busy with some simple sewing over the last few weeks. Simple is best when you are stuck with doing lots of tedious paperwork that takes all the concentration. I decided to plug the last couple of holes in my summer wardrobe by making two more of palazzo pants from Vogue 9067.
I have found both versions of the pants in this pattern to suit me nicely. My original post for the wide leg pants can be found here. So please read this post if you want to find out more about this pant. If you just want the bare bones, this is an elastic waist pant, and I inserted side pockets from the tapered pants into the wide leg pants.
Otherwise, for long time followers, I will just get on with the photos and not bore you...
BLACK COTTON LAWN PANTS:
COTTON SEERSUCKER PANTS.
These pants were just fun to make. I found an old seersucker tablecloth at an Op Shop, and thought the colour was cheerful and perfect for hot summer weather. There were a few stains but I could work around them. I settled on 7/8 length for these pants, as I wanted to a light- hearted, casual vibe to them.
As far as cost was concerned, as I have made the pants before, these versions were economical. The black lawn pants took 2.3 metres of lawn @$5.99 per metre, plus elastic ($1.75) and needle and thread costs (allowing $5.00). Total $20.52.
The seersucker pants were cheaper still. The fabric was only $2.50, the elastic $1.75, and needle an thread allowance, $5.00. Total $9.25.
And as for the title of Moreish March - some of you know that I facilitate the Make a Garment a Month Group on Facebook. Our theme for March was to Moreish Makeover - make more of a pattern you like to makeover your wardrobe.
For those of you who want to join our group, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me why you would like to join. That gives me an idea of what members in our group want. I warn your though, we are an active group so you must be planning to sew and post every month (selfish sewing only in our group as our modus operandi is making sure you sew for yourself and not ignore your sewing needs). This makes our group creative and inspirational.
That's it from me for today. I will be blogging over the weekend as I have another garment to show you. Two actually. But not both at once... those of you who follow me on Instagram have already had a sneak peak of one of the garments.
In the meantime, I want to wish you all a Blessed Easter, and hope you have time to do a bit of sewing as well.
Bye for now,