Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lettuce Edge Stretch Pants

30 Pants in 30 Days

Pant Project #30.

To see #29, click here
(of course I'm sure you are as familiar with the drill as I am by now)

WAHOO! I DID IT!

I am a little late in getting the tail end of my pants posted, but I assure you, they were finished by the end of the night on the 30 day mark. Ok, I'll admit - the last 2 were completed at 2:30 am the next morning.

I'm not going to dwell on that though. I will only rejoice in the fact that I will not sew another pair of pants for a very long time. I am slightly sick of it.


But just look at what I accomplished in one month!

Of course I wouldn't dream of letting you see what my children and home look like. Not to mention the good husband who is begging for time for himself. I suppose he has earned that :)


The final pair of pants were super quick. It had to be that way knowing my eyes were half ways open and were closing quickly.


I loved the lettuce edge on a thrift store t-shirt, so I used that as the hem and sewed the pants up.


Some nice mobile pants for an increasingly mobile baby. I discovered today when who knows what was in her mouth, that the routine of vacuuming daily needed to begin again.

Well, that wraps her up!

I think I will take a wee little, self proclaimed break from sewing and blogging.

I'll be back soon! (But not too soon).



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Baby Stretch Pants

30 Pants in 30 Days
Pant Project #29.

To see #27 and #28, click here.


What do you know! Pants for the baby!



Poor kid.


I was feeling bad that so far she had only received 3 pants out of 28, so I whipped up some baby stretch pants out of an old 5% spandex t-shirt.

eh. I don't think she even cares.

She knows she is cute in anything.



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Knot Shorts

30 Pants in 30 Days
Pant Project #27 and #28.

To see #26, click here.



There are a lot of pictures of these.

I really like them and want to be a show off.


Knot Shorts. Too stinkin' fun!


Why does my 2 year old always end up pouting during pictures?


Maybe it's because I just made her try on 5 outfits and pose on top of blue fabric. Don't blame her, I guess.


However, this girl would do it all day long if I let her.


She is kinda a show off like her mom.


She will probably have a blog someday.


I first saw these shorts here. She does a great job explaining how to make the pattern! But I came up with a little more functional way to sew the pants up. Hopefully I will get around to doing a tutorial for that. Keep bugging me if you really want it, and I will deliver.


These were a big hit with the daughters.

Seersucker fabric and linen lining, by the way.

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Bunchy Tab Bottom - for Lack of a Better Name

30 Pants in 30 Days
Pant Project #26

To see #25, click here.


Rather than folding bottom of these pants, I decided to bunch - to be a rebel. They could possibly drive my mother nuts, and that would bring me some secret satisfaction.

Just like how I would always pull my shirts out as a child, after she just tucked them in. I loved it.


This girl likes to pose for the camera a little too much.


These were made from an old pink corduroy dress that was given too us eons ago. Once again, I used this pattern as a guide.

And for the sake of a funny picture,


Where does she learn these kind of poses?

Not from me, I assure you.

Though I could possibly pull that off pretty good too :)

Like daughter, like mother, right?



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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fold-up Cuff Pant

30 Pants in 30 Days

Pant Project #25

To see #23 and #24, click here.


These decorative fold-up cuff pants were a lot of fun.


The pants are not completely lined, only on the cuff. Therefore, it is not too thick and hot for summer.


This was another "cut up an old pair of pants that are only collecting dust on the shelf" project.

Can't beat free.


Unless they are free and cute, I suppose.

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Linen Bermudas

30 Pants in 30 Days
Pant Project #23 and #24

To see #22, click here.


Oh how I love linen pants. They are the epitome of comfort in the summer.


They are so light and breezy, and lovely in earthy tones.


Dreaming about making some of these for my girls is actually what prompted this whole crazy idea to sew 30 pants in 30 days.


So became the linen Bermudas. With pockets, no less.



I drew up my own pocket shape, but here is the tutorial I used as a guide.


Linen fabric has many perks to it.


It is so easy and friendly to sew on. If it is possible for a fabric to be so.

I would so make some for myself if I hadn't already given in to the urge to buy the overpriced ones at American Eagle.

Comfy, breezy bliss.


I think these top the list for my all time favorite.

Too cute, no?


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Patriotic Pants with Faux Tabs

30 Pants in 30 Days

Pant Project #22

To see #21, click here.



I couldn't resist the urge to adorn this little one in patriotic red and blue for the 4th of July after seeing such cute fabric at Joann's.

Let me explain the faux tab thing.


Those tabs don't really unbutton to roll the cuff up or down, as you commonly see. With such little curiosity, those kind of pants never stay where I want them to anyway.

I simply sewed these flat front pants (click here for that tutorial) with a liner attached to each piece and then sewed the pants up. When it was all done, I rolled up the cuff where I wanted it and added the tabs. The button is purely for looks.

Pretty cute if I do say so myself.


Head.


Shoulders.


Knees and Toes.

Gotta keep her there somehow.


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