Fearless February - Pants for Paddling
Fearless February has certainly provided me with an opportunity to challenge myself in that area that challenges most sewists - the dreaded pants! I had two aborted pre-tests of two different jeans patterns (see earlier posts if you are interested in the whole saga) and then settled on doing something quick and easy. Sometimes quick and easy is not the best way to go, but I did want something to wear fairly quickly. The original plan was that the pants would be smart casual for going to the supermarket and similar activities. I wanted to make them out of 100% cotton drill because it is hardwearing and is cool to wear - we have very warm and very humid weather, and I find elastane mixes just too hot to wear when it is warm.
This was the pattern I chose:
So, I went to bed last night pondering the pants problems, listening to pelting rain (I live in NSW, which is getting a lot of heavy rain troughs and strong winds) and looked forward to cleaning up the aftermath the next morning).
So, Sew Style perhaps not, Sew Useful, Yes! And finished just when they were needed, as it so happened.
And I learnt how to put an elastic back in garments and how to do a fly shield.
I don't think I would make these again - certainly without modifications, unless they were in a soft, drapey fabric - perhaps voile for a very hot day with a soft cotton tunic/blouse.