So, Papercut Patterns added this new feature to their website "Made by You" and all you have to do is add the hashtag #iheartpapercut to your instagram post and your pic appears on their website. This is such a cool feature - especially for those of us who are in love with Papercut Patterns. Anyways, getting to my point, my pic of my Circle Tops (red and black) got selected as a winner and I got to choose a free Papercut Pattern.
This was such a difficult decision, but in the end I chose the Peter & the Wolf Pants.
I get really nervous when I make pants, cause if they don't fit straight out of the box I haven't really got it together enough to know how to go about making adjustments. So thankfully they are wearable.
I chose a stretch cotton sateen from the Fabric Warehouse that I actually brought specifically for these pants. The contrast is a stretch cotton and was probably just a wee bit to flimsy, but not that you can tell when I'm wearing them.
I made these on Saturday afternoon and worn them all day Sunday. Initially I was really critical of them but they were actually quite comfy to wear.
I think the length is popular this summer and can be worn with a flat for a casual look or a heel for more of a dressy look. I am 175cm tall and this length is exactly as the pattern provides. I made a size small.
The pattern was a breeze to whip up. The trickiest part would be attaching the front contrast and just because they are two curves bending in opposite directions. So now is the time I should fess up to a wee boo boo! I did read the pattern that said a 1cm seam allowance was provided, but when I got to driving the sewing machine I still stitched them up using a 1.5cm seam allowance. It wasn't until I got to the side seams did I realise I was in auto pilot mode! So the poor side seams are probably only .8cm. Apart from being a bit tight around the lower thigh the fit if comfortable.
There is probably a bit too much fabric in the front which could be moved to the back, if I just knew what to adjust to fix that!
I haven't got many good photos, because my photographer daughter just wasn't interested in helping me out. So there are a few more photos on my Flickr (far tooooo many butt shots than I feel comfortable with, but oh well I was grateful for any at all this day.