Seriously, how long does it take to make a couple of pairs of denim pants?
Well, at my current rate; at least one month. No joke...
As I've mentioned before, I don't approach sewing with a "whip it up"attitude, I am fastidious and patient, and it does take time to ensure everything is properly and neatly finished. I am particularly fastidious when pressing hems and waistbands, measuring and pressing and pinning. I like things to be as well done as possible. I take pride in my finished garments. I love it when people comment on how professionally finished my garments are, that they're better than bought ones. So yep, I sew slowly.
And that probably also explains why I'm not selling sewn garments at the moment.
Even so, a month is a bit ridiculous... these have taken so long that Lily has had a growth spurt since I cut them out and has probably grown an inch!
But now they're finished!! Hooray!!!
And passed the test of the playground this morning. Lily's are a straight leg pair, which is a newish cut for me. The last pair I made her where straight leg. These aren't quite as fitted as the last pair, which is perfect for kindy.
Toby's are my classic wideleg pants, perfectly suited to his cute little cloth butt. He loved them so much he gave them a cuddle this morning. awww.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile you will know how much I love locally printed fabrics from our wonderful indy designers, I've made quite a few pants from their fabrics now. You might remember these and these or even these (which are still favs now as cropped pants). Such beautiful fabrics and the contrast with the denim really sing for me.
The fabric for these new pairs comes from the talented girls at Ink and Spindle.
The denim is some of that scrummy organic stuff I've been rattling on about for quite some time. I've had a few emails about where I get it from. It comes from OrganicFabricOnline , a terrific little local business sourcing some awesome organic fabrics. Jay is super lovely to deal with, and I doubt I'll buy anything but this stuff now! It has a beautiful handle.
and if you're reading this Megs, yep, they're finished too and on their way to you ;) elastic finally in!!!