Sunday, April 26, 2009

i don't know what came over me...

So i don't sew clothes. It just is something that I don't do. I don't know what came over me that led me to sew some pants for Makili. It certainly wasn't any lack of clothing in his drawers (drawers in his drawers...hahaha). I did it though and am pretty happy with me first two attempts. Makili for his part was a willing model, though plenty silly and terribly cute.

The second pair was much better at the waist and cuff. I had real difficulty with the waist on the first ones because I didn't use a pattern and didn't realize how straight the top cut needed to be. Also, I wanted the rolled cuffs and as usual didn't think enough steps ahead so that there wouldn't be an unfinished seem when the cuffs were turned. Both of these problems I rectified on the second pair, though I still plan to make a few changes. First, the legs are too tapered. Second, I think the inseam is a little too long, though I appreciate the whole "growing into them" thing. Anyway, I'm pretty excited about the pants, so I plan to try to some more. (I'll probably have to give them away since we have no room for more drawers in the drawers...)

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