Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Year in the Making


Over a year ago I started sewing a pair of brown corduroy pants. They didn't turn out. Well, technically they turned out. I just hadn't lost all my pregnancy girth by the time I made them and they didn't fit. Frustrated I tossed them aside and vowed I would not try them on again until I knew I was back to my normal size.

Well, when I returned to my normal size, it was just about time for corduroy season to end and spring season to begin, so I left them in my WIP bucket. Until yesterday. It's finally corduroy season again, and I finished the pants.

To "finish" the pants, all I had to do was sew a casing for the drawstring, feed the drawstring through the casing, and hem them. Easy.


Because I wanted comfort, I used a pajama bottom pattern. They are super comfy. And honestly, now, they are a little too big.
Edited to add: I used McCalls pattern 4979.

14 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

Lera! What a good idea to use a pajama pattern. I absolutely cannot make clothing, but I am pretty sure I can pajama pants.

Karyn said...

A little too big??? GRRRR!!!! Eat!

laeroport said...

Oh, to have any pants a little too big. ::sigh:: they are super cute with your green shoes.

madre adoptiva said...

Those are great pants! What pattern did you use?

nikko said...

Using a pajama pants pattern = brilliant!

Can't wait to have something be too big on me. Right now (37+ wks) I can't even fathom that idea. ;o)

FinnyKnits said...

That's awesome! You made wearable pants! And you wore them with cute green shoes!

I love it all - and congrats on the skinny.

Cici said...

cuuute! i love them with the shoes.

Alicia A. said...

cute! brilliant with the pj pattern. you smarty.

amandajean said...

they are so cute! LOVE them with your green shoes. and what a great idea to use a pj pattern.

Chara Michele said...

They look wonderful Lera!

beki said...

Ah, look at that! I love them with your green shoes ;-)

Emily said...

Oh, how inspirational your results turn out to be.. to me! I must really have a go at the pattern I bought some time back! Thanks for sharing!

kristin said...

way to go, on so many levels.

linda said...

I'm all about comfort, too, so pj bottoms would be perfect. They don't look like it, though. Great idea and a nice pair of pants!