Friday, June 22, 2012
Lickety-Split Quick-Change Trousers
Jonah was still a baby when Handmade Beginnings came out in 2010 and I used my Mother's Day money toward buying it. I love Anna's blog and her beautiful fabric designs and knew I wanted to take a crack at a few of her patterns as well. The "Quick Change Trousers" have been on my sewing queue since then. 2 years! With Peter's birthday right around the corner and him already almost sizing out of them, I knew I had to make a pair.
So last night I headed to the fabric store with a 40% off coupon and spent a little while (alright, maybe a long while) trying to find some boyish geometric fabric, woven and a bit thicker than quilting cotton. In a little over an hour, I pulled these together.
The pattern is simple and well explained. I love that they are fully reversible, not only because it gives you options in outfits, but also because it helps the finished product look so, well, finished. I don't have a serger so a full lining really does help a garment look nice and complete.
I have never been happier with how a pattern turned out. I think that may be testimony to just how simple this pattern is (certainly nothing to do with my novice-at-best sewing skills). I added a bit of length and he can cuff them twice - so hopefully they will fit him well into the Fall, possibly beyond.
I had to let Peter put them on for a photo shoot, of course...and he still has them on.
What's that, Peter? You want to put in an order for another pair?