Last week I whizzed up a few pairs of leggings for the kids. They were very plain and very practical and by the third pair I was bored. So, as the sewing machine was back I thought I’d try a little something to pretty them up.
I have been meaning to try flower embellishments like this for ages but kept forgetting, then Rhonda blogged a beautiful version recently and finally the grey matter obliged. Cute, no?
I have been informed that I will be making more rose leggings again soon. In purple, apparently.
Onto another pair of trousers, though sadly without roses. Have a look at this:
This is one of the back pieces of a pair of white linen pants I will start sewing up tomorrow. Note – the newsprint paper pattern piece is on top of the fabric piece. I love linen trousers but the first and only pair I made bagged out terribly after the first wear and then my skinnies did the same thing.
Well Jo and CG both sent me a very interesting way to potentially rectify the problem. That is to stretch out the area on the back pieces with a very steamy iron, then trim off the excess and sew up as normal. You can see how much extra room this generated.
Interesting hey? I will be underlining and/or lining the pants too and will let you know whether the butt held it together or not.