Wednesday, July 8, 2009


For my Must Sew list, I made these pants up last night. A very easy pattern which took me about 2 hours to do...which was just as well as I didn't start until about 10.30pm!!

No zip (woo hoo) just a really wide band with 5cm wide elastic threaded through it. It's New Look 6354 View A without the splits at the hem...or bow. If you make these up, just watch out for the amount of ease. I made a size smaller than I should have according to the pattern envelope, and I reckon I could have gone an extra size smaller still! I bought the fabric (suiting) last year some time from Spotlight to make a dress with - I guess I'll have to buy some more now.

I do like the style, but I'm still searching for that perfect pants pattern. And the colour also reminds me of my Tom's school trousers (note to self: don't wear these pants to school!)

Anyhoo, I wore these today to a lunch that Linda hosted, and I finally got to meet the very lovely Susan from 'Stitch Scrap Sew' (who is a total expert on hand embroidery!) and also Janelle from 'Threads of Friendship' (who makes the nicest bags...and lots of them!). It was an enjoyable day - so thank you, Linda, and also for my lovely birthday presents. The clever thing made me some "artwork" for my sewing room and I got the nicest retro themed mugs. I will post photos later as it is pm, and not good light to take photos.

Bec made some delicious cupcakes to take to lunch today - I was a bad, bad mother and didn't take a photo of time.

Have a great week!


  1. Hi Jenni
    It was ever so lovely to meet you in person - & to see these pants too! I look forward to seeing more of your creations.
    Janelle :)

  2. Aww...thanks Jenni :) It was great to finally meet you and your lovely children! I have a cupcake photo which I'll post today, and they were SOOOOO delicious...thank you Bec xxx
    Your pants were fabulous, makes me want to make pants that fit me rather than buying them! Enjoy the rest of the holidays...can't wait to see what you whip up next.

  3. Glad you had a good day. Have a safe trip to Busselton.
    Just picked Joe up from his camp and he talked non stop all the way home, hormones are raging!!! There was a few girls!!!

  4. What lovely trousers Jenni - charcoal is such a great colour this winter!

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