Friday, 17 April 2015

Selfless Sewing #2

Hello all, look what I made: trousers for my Mummy!


Well, truth be told, these are a trial-run made in pyjama fabric! They are New Look 6216; it says 'easy' on the packet, and they were. I am chuffed to have made some trousers, and I'm very pleased with them.


As they are pyjamas rather than outerwear, they can be a bit more fun - the fabric has the cutest little owls on. It is brushed cotton, comfy and cosy. The waistline is a mixture of wide elastic and drawstring. And they fit!


The trousers have cute little pockets, which came together remarkably easily!


It has taken me ages to finish these as I stumbled on the hemming; I was being lazy, avoiding it, for all the other fun sewing jobs I wanted to finish first. But once I'd finished, I saw a pair that are an absolute match in Marks and Spencer, so feel confident this is a going to be a good shape for summer trousers.


I am hoping to soon make my mum some more, as actual trousers, in a blue linen. And these were a good size for me too, so I may make myself some after that.

 
PS. As you'll see from the photos, my garden is ablaze with tulips. I LOVE this time of year.

12 comments:

  1. Love the owl fabric and the pockets!!! So jealous of your lovely tulips.....mine are currently being crushed under 6 inches of snow.

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    1. Crushed under snow! How heart-breaking. Honestly as soon as these tulips burst open my mood lifts noticeably.

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  2. The owls are really fun! And it definitely looks like the pattern will be good for comfy summer trousers as well as PJs!

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  3. They are brilliant, love the fabric! Also love the tulips, I can't get them to grow in my garden...!

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    1. That's sad. Hope you have success with other flowers.

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  4. Those owls are super cute! I love all the colour from your tulips too!!

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  5. Your tulips are beautiful! Mine aren't up yet, but tbh I usually find after the first year they sort of disappear. Anyway, the pjs look fab, and very cute. I like the trouser pattern too. They'd be lovely in something soft and drapey, like viscose.

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    1. You are right this pattern would look good in something drape-y! Re Tulips coming back every year. It is apparently down to the depth of the bulb. If you plant them shallowly they will behave like an annual and only flower once, but the deeper you place them in the ground the more likely they are to behave like perennials and come back each year.

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  6. The PJs look so comfy, and I love pockets in my pjs, so practical! Your tulips look lovely, I'll need to try & plant some seeds for next year.

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  7. I agree a pocket is always a must! Recommend tulips they are so fun.

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