I'm pretty excited about KCWC this week. I had a lot of fun in the spring so I was excited to join again. I'm trying to stick to my goal for the previous KCWC which was to make one piece of clothing a day. Well actually I made two things today because I realized now that I'm back to work fulltime I needed to get a day ahead so that I'd be able to take picture of Loo or Beri in their clothes before posting. There's a good chance I'll burn out half way through...
Anyways--here's today's item. Pants.
Not just pants. Okay to all you non-sewers out there they're just pants. To the sewing crowd: they have a fake fly. I've been wanting to try this for a few months and two practice pairs later I figured it out. I used Dana'a kid pant pattern and tutorial and then added in the fly. (Maybe I'll show you sometime how I did it?)
I also had my first serger casualty.
This must be why people are afraid of sergers. Two pairs of practise pants and an hour and a half into these bad boys I was serging the waist/wait band and my fabric was crumpled. I cut right into the upper left hand side of the back. There was big raggedy hole (not low enough to cover with a pocket).
Any ideas how to fix it? I thought about making the rise lower and redoing the waist band. For now I stitched up the hole which I guess gets kind of covered by the gathering from the elastic.... so disappointing. It makes all the seams I've ever stitch ripped feel like nothing. Good thing I'm not a perfectionist cause I still really like them.
I suppose if he wears them with this shirt it will answer questions about the wonky bum.
I'm so excited for the rest of the week. I've got another pair of pants to post tomorrow and more ideas than I can possibly tackle. I read today that 300 people signed up! I can't wait to see the Flickr pool filling up. I only personally know a handful of people who sew, none of whom make their kids clothing, which makes this week all the more fun and inspiring.