6/9/07

Hot Dayummmm!!! I did it...

I'm sew caught in this web of sewing that I had to try making pants. I used New Look 6354, which consist of misses' pants, shorts, and skirt. I opted for this pattern because of its straight lines and simplicity. I cut the pattern for a size 16, but ended up tweaking it for a size 14. As for the material... I am unsure... but if I had to guess, its some kind of sateen material with thin horizontal stripes, which I purchased some time ago. I was concerned about the raw edges and used bias tape for the waist. My project doesn't resemble the pattern pic because I did not use the yoke (I like the look of bandless pants, I feel it gives me a slimmer look *giggling*) or other embellishment, like the ribbon, instead I put in an invisible zipper... well almost invisible zipper along the side seam...lol. I really wanted to get the feel of making simple pants. Will I use this pattern again???... maybe not, I wanted wider pants leg and this pattern is straight leg. Excuse the Madea face...lol

8 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!!!
I am sooo impressed.

del said...

Those pants are HOT!

Madelyn said...

Fantastic! Sew On Ms Sheila!!

Adrienne said...

LOVE IT GIRL!!!!!!!! LOOKS GREAT!!

MrsPurls said...

I love those slacks!! You did a great job! I wish I could sew. I hoping to take up sewing at some point. I used to sew when I was younger, but have lost alot it!

Sheila said...

Thanks for all the lovely compliments... well onto another project.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sheila ~ it is a big deal to make pants and for a first attempt these are fabulous! Love the fabric. If I don't watch out you are going to be making suits in no time! *smile*

Yarn It said...

The pants look fabulous! I need a pair of those myself!