|still to be ironed!|
This week I've committed to doing at least 1 hours sewing kids' clothes (KCW Spring 2013) each day . I started a day early trying to take advantage of the super long naps the wee man has started to take (nearly 3 1/2 hours on Saturday and over 2 hours yesterday). Nudged by the lovely Mary, I dug out my (as yet untouched) Sewing For Boys book and decided on the Treasure Pocket Pants. I pulled some Essex linen and a lovely wee check from the stash and got cracking. I found the pattern really difficult to follow - I think this was because I'm a total dressmaking novice but it wasn't very clear until I googled and blog read and worked it all out. It didn't help that there was an error in the size of one of the pattern pieces, which I only discovered after I cut everything out and couldn't figure out how to put it back together. Why do they not check these things properly?
Anyhoo, after some fun with elastic (not), I made a faux fly front, French seamed the seams and sewed it all together (minus waistband and hem). Ta da...
Refreshed this morning, before I started work, I unpicked and resewed and once again...tah dah!
|French seams, baby yeah!|