Saturday, June 27, 2015

Elastic Dress Pants?

I finished my McCall's 8971 pants rather quickly due to the fact they have an elastic waistband and simple front pockets.  The rear pocket is a welt type with a flap.  I liked this for the practice.  I haven't made many of these.

I might make this pattern again with fleece for lounge pants.  But I am not sure I would make pants to wear in public with this pattern.  Don't get me wrong.  They are comfortable and feel good. In fact, in this 100 degree heat, I wore them to the store and was cool and comfortable.   However, a zipper and a button along with some belt loops makes a pair of slacks in my mind.

The shirt is tucked in to show the detail.  Otherwise, I wear the shirt untucked.

Rear pocket
Rear pocket flap

So, no elastic dress pants for me.  Time for another project.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Zero to Sixty!

Wow!  It is hard to believe it has been over a month since I sewed anything.  And unlike other bloggers who are busy doing other things, I don't have that excuse.  I could hardly get motivated to get out of bed since early May.  But now,  I think I am "Zero to Sixty"!

I say this, because I started the San Francisco Stitch Co.  Summer Mystery Stitch Project.   If you were reading my blog last year, you might remember this is an eight week long embroidery machine project in which you don't know what the end result will be.  It is already week two and I did week one and two yesterday.

The theme is Road Trip.  Being one square is a car and one is a clipper ship, I think it will be a coast to coast trip.   My Simplicity embroidery machine is handling this task.  This should be a fun and interesting project.

I also started a pair of pants yesterday.   I have had this pattern for a while, but I have been waiting for the right material to come along.  I ordered two kinds of material from,  A twill and a linen.  When they arrived, I decided they were much too nice for the simple pair of elastic-waist pants I want to make.  So,  I dove into my stash for some lightweight-polyester I purchased at the thrift store a while ago.

I am using  McCall's GAP pattern  #8971 from 1984.  I want some simple lightweight pants to wear a few places this Summer and I think these will fit the requirement.

Two projects going full speed at once.  Now you see why "Zero to Sixty".

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