Stitching · Trousers

FO Friday – Simplicity 4760

I picked up where I left off on my son's pairs of shorts thinking that attaching the facing will be a breeze, but it didn't turn out so. Normally, I fall back on diagrams whenever I don’t understand the instructions, but the accompanying diagram was of no help at all (below). I think the fact that… Continue reading FO Friday – Simplicity 4760

For The Boys · Stitching · Trousers

WIP Wednesday – Simplicity 4760

 My plan is to make four items of clothing for myself for every item I make for the boys, so currently on my sewing table is Simplicity 4760 (version C). My carpet bag technically doesn’t count, so I’ve really only made three items (two tops and a dress), but I resisted the temptation to make the… Continue reading WIP Wednesday – Simplicity 4760

Stitching · Trousers

Pants Fitting Palaver

Yes, fitting misses pants (or trousers) is a lot of trouble, at least for a first timer like me. I had thought my practice run with the pair of shorts I made for my son would prepare me, but fitting ladies trousers is a different kettle of fish. It turned out to be my most labour-intensive… Continue reading Pants Fitting Palaver

For The Boys · Stitching · Trousers

Something for my Gent

I finally finished my only make in all of the two weeks I was off work; my first ever pair of trousers (shorts really), with the help of my new acquisition. I so want to make a pair of ladies' trousers but haven't had the courage, which is funny because I usually dive into projects… Continue reading Something for my Gent