I made pants today!
I used this brilliant Jersey knit fabric from Minerva - Llama fabric
And I used the free pants pattern on Sozoblog
I did do a trial run, but thought I knew better than an experienced sewing and that was a mistake.
So I followed the pattern and they worked brilliantly. Now they don't look brilliant off as the elastic (fold over elastic) has gone all wavy (there is probably a technical term!)
But they fit lovely and are very comfy so that is the main thing.
I sewed all of the seams by hand, using my favorite zig zag stitch. And I used some old fabric for the gusset.
Next time - and there will be a next time - I shall:
- Try to make the front a little higher (I think that is the rise)
- Pull the elastic a bit tighter on the waist
- Will do the legs pretty much the same