2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 17, 2009

#2 FOR THE MONTH OF PANTS SEW-A-LONG

I finished my second pair of pants for the sew-a-long. This fabric was purchased during my very first garment district excursion last summer. (I'm still thanking God that I had not only the opportunity to make that trip, but that I got to enjoy a full day in the city with my two little sisters - Brenda and Pat.) English Wool Design OC is printed on the fabric selvage. Is anyone familiar with this type fabric? I remember the fabric being much thicker, but it turned out to be thinner than I thought. I had enough of this fabric to make a matching jacket, but I don't think I like the weight or feel of the fabric enough to invest the time and effort it would take to make it.

I decided to take the slightly twisted waistband off completely and re-construct it so I would be happier with the finished product. Then while sewing sleep (you know what I mean), I accidentally cut the the length too short. I attached some lace hem tape and turned up a faux hem to rectify that problem. Instead of hand stitching I used black fusible hem tape. I knew I wouldn't be able to hand stitch the hem with the dreadful pick marks - which I hate by the way.

I've got a few wrinkles across the front that I can't explain.




I plan to start another pair tomorrow to meet my commitment of 3 pair this month...

5 comments:

  1. The wrinkles on the front of your pant indicate the front to crotch is too long. If you pull up on the front pant at the waistband, you'll probably see the wrinkles disappear.

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  2. Besides the wrinkles, the pants look like they fit really well.

    Let us know if Gwen's suggestion works!

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  3. Anonymous12/18/2009

    Hppy birthday, Faye!!!!
    Love and kisses.Mom

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  4. It's your Birthday?! Have a great one! I think gwen is right about the adjustment. Overall the pants look great. Two down and one to go. Happy Holidays!
    C

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  5. you'll probably see the wrinkles disappear.

    Work from home India

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