Friday, April 18, 2014

Maureen's orange pants . April.

Make a garment a month challenge-April

Make A Garment A Month Challange,Fabricland,Lola,Burda

I have been drawn to orange lately. So I'm going to make some orange pants for spring. My husband has already given this fabric the hairy eyeball! And I think I have already made a boo-boo and cut the wrong size out , I've gained some weight since the last time I made pants and I just went for my usual size. I just might be able to fudge a few skimpy seam allowences so I'm going to go ahead with them anyways. I've sewn a lot of knits of late so it will be refreshing to sew a (some what) stable fabric. I am trying to challenge myself in two ways.1- to use more colour/and or prints. 2- to find myself a pant pattern that fits me well enough to become a go to pattern.
I cut out view A but I think if they fit I will probably convert them to the petal pushers view B . Rest assured, I will not be exposing my belly button and midriff !
I will be posting my progress on my blog Make more laundry
As I was trying to take a picture, Lola was trying to get some attention- she won. The fabric is a poly/cotton twill with a bit of Lycra - and it's orange. You might be able to see some in the back ground. I just bought it this month at Fabricland- so much for using up my stash, right? I'll call it my new stash.
I'm very happy to be participating in the Make A Garment A Month Challenge . I am new to Blogging, and really enjoy seeing what everyone is up to. I don't have friends that sew, and it's nice to know I'm not alone in my obsession. My people just don't get it! ( until they want something hemmed up of course).
Sew - wish me luck.

9 comments:

  1. I would love to follow your blog but you do not offer a way to do so by email subscription. I do not use Google plus so could not leave a comment there. The pants should be lovely and I look forward to seeing them. Orange is a great color.

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    1. I have added email now. This blogging has been a big learning curve for me. Thank you for commenting

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  2. I love the orange color too.. Hope your pants fit and you get to enjoy wearing them
    I don't have sewing friends either.. Wish I did.
    Happy seiwng.

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    1. Thanks Judy. You look like a VERY busy seamstress!

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  3. Here is another lone sewer. I have just made some bright yellow pants which I will post when I have taken photos. Good luck with your pants.

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    1. I just checked out your blog Kathy and you make beautiful clothes with colour and prints. I will have to keep an eye on you ( and your yellow pants!)

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  4. Hi Maureen and welcome. You'll find lots of sewers out here in Blogland! Good luck with the trousers.

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    1. Thanks Sarah . I'm starting to feel at home.

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  5. Welcome to a new blogger from another new blogger (Oct 2013). I think the peddle pushers will be adorable. Can't wait to see them!

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