Friday, May 1, 2009

More off the "To Do" pile.

These jeans had been sitting on the to do pile for an embarrassingly long time. All they needed was the dome, which I did yesterday. Oliver is pretty pleased with them, and so am I. This is the same pattern as these trousers, which I never liked much. I knew that in the right fabric they'd look great, and this good quality denim is the right fabric for sure! They look great. I've only posted this shot of the back because the light was so dim when I took photos before school this morning that it's hard to make out the details on the front. Assuming he hasn't trashed them at school today I'll get a pic in better light.

I also sewed up these corduroy jeans for Nicholas. I was curious to know just how long they take to sew, so I did them in one of the twins' nap times and timed the sewing accurately. It took almost exactly two hours from start to finish for all the sewing. (They were alrady cut out). Not bad considering the extra time needed for topstitching, not to mention swapping thread to do so! I have my construction order down pat to minimise the number of times I have to switch thread or swap between sewing machine and overlocker. I didn't really rush on these, so I could get the sewing time down a bit further. Maybe I should challenge myself to do that - just how fast can I turn out a pair of baby jeans?

And here's the back. I am so in love with these jeans.

1 comment:

  1. I started on your blog a couple of hours ago now, and have made my way to this page. I have an 8 yr old son who refuses to wear any pants with closures. Elastic waistbands are his thing, but not very fashionable. Did you use a pattern to make a false looking fly? I would like to make him some jeans and cargos like these corduroy pants you made for your little one. I'm not a beginner sewer, but still have trouble figuring some things out. Any guidance would be appreciated. BTW, you make beautiful clothes for your family.
    Thanks, Tisha