Thursday, 26 April 2012

Trousers for little legs

 Apologies for the quality of the photos, but trying to photograph excited little legs inside new trousers is a bit bothersome apparently...

This first pair I've been struggling with for weeks. I wanted to make a pair of fully lined trousers that could be rolled up with a nice contrasting cuff. But could I figure out how to do it? No. My seam ripper became my most used and most loathed sewing tool. But perseverance prevailed and I finally cracked it (once I stopped trying to sew the wrong sides together grrr). Next time, I'll use fabric with a more obvious wrong side and save myself a lot of frustration.
Excited by the eventual success of trousers #1, I swiftly moved on to trousers #2. Decided I could be bothered making them fully lined this time, but would just have a contrasting cuff....

Shame they're about 2 inches too long. Should have gone for the fully lined option after all.

Or just bought a pattern. Or hey! Maybe even measured leg lengths with a proper tape measure - now there's a thought...

Precision sewing just ain't my thing. Winging it, apparently is.

2 comments:

  1. You need to but Anna Maria Horner seems to me, fab noys trousers or sewing for boys

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  2. It was Anna Maria Horner's Quick Change Trousers that I was trying to emulate! I was just being too frugal/mean to buy her lovely book for just one pattern...that'll teach me!

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