I made pants for my daughter! Might not seem like a headline... but I've had this fear/no confidence when it comes to sewing clothes. I'm not sure why my brain decided I am incapable of sewing body coverings but I was convinced... this has persisted since high school. Recetnly I was having trouble finding pants for her that were not jeggings or skinny style.. so in a courageous or foolishly optimistic move I consulted with some folks in the know and found a pants pattern to try. I wanted to use fabric that I had in my stash in case they were a complete disaster. Actually this pattern:
I can't say enough good things about the pattern really. It was great for a beginner.
I will definitely make more and might dabble in some other clothes related patterns... maybe... here is what I learned a lot with one pair of pants:
- Quilting cotton can be used to make a light-ish pair or pants. Not just for quilting i guess :-)
- I would like to try different fabric that would be more "pant-like"... that's an adjective right?
- I should have done some zig zags to prevent fraying/unraveling
- um, measure and trace the pattern carefully
- I definitely want to add pockets and the ruffles are adorable!
- I should loosen up and treat clothes sewing the way I approach making other things. They are experiments and "failure is always an option"... and i should not let that deter me from trying. In general, I have a very good attitude about this but sewing sometimes I get frustrated with myself.