Saturday, October 26, 2013

KCW, Day 6.

The weather here has taken a decided turn for the nippy, especially in the mornings. We are still resisting turning on the heat (because it's really expensive), but I don't think that can last much longer.

I guess it had to happen eventually. Deep sigh.

Luckily, autumn sewing is really fun. This is my favorite time of year, clothing-wise. Mostly because I love earth tones, anything tweedy, and aaahhhh, corduroy. In addition to being soft and comfortable, corduroy is such a pleasure to sew. It presses beautifully, has a lovely hand, and sews up like a dream. (Yes, yes - there is the lint. Hush, you.)

I finished this pair of cozy baby wale corduroy pants for Miss Maggie a couple days ago, but didn't get a chance to try them on Maggie and take some photos until this morning.


o+s After School Pants


This are the After School Pants from oliver + s and this was my first time sewing them up. Seriously? What took me so long? I love this pattern!

o+s After School Pants


o+s After School Pants


I love the yoke and pockets way more than I thought I would, honestly. This is one of those patterns I held out on for a while, mostly because I didn't love the use of contrasting fabrics so much. It was really Brittney's amazing boy versions that sold me on this pattern. I love how this pattern looks in a solid color. The details really shine.

I have already cut another pair for Maggie (I am thinking of lining it with flannel for really chilly days) and I want to make them up for Joe too.

o+s After School Pants
The best part was that I used the very. last. scraps of this light green corduroy. Remember, I'm trying to make this "stash-busting KCW" and use (1) old fabric and (2) as-yet-untried patterns. These pants fit the bill perfectly. I have had this corduroy forever. I used it here, here, and here. It's lovely stuff, but I can't say I was sorry to see the last of it! There's only so many times you can utilize a fabric!


o+s After School Pants


These are a bit big. Even though Maggie still fits size 6-12 month in oliver + s patterns, Maggie has heaps of clothing in that size, and I just couldn't bear to make another tiny garment for her. So I sewed them up in the 12-18 month size, and they are roomy but totally wearable, and should last a while.



Upside down!


Upside down!


Look! These are the perfect play pants - perfect for being hung upside down by your uncle! (Notice the protective covering of the so-fun-to-tickle belly.)

And now, I am sewing Halloween costumes in earnest! How is your KCW going?

4 comments:

  1. I've just made flannel lined corduroy trousers for Asher. So I know what you mean about the lint! I love the pockets and yoke on these ones you've made - might have to check out that pattern :)

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  2. The pants are adorable as is miss Maggie!

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  3. inder, these pictures are so great! i love that Maggie is covering her stomach. that's so cute. and i love both of the shirts that you've paired with the pants. not sure it gets much cuter than that. :)

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  4. Gah! She is so cute. I love how these look in corduroy, I am going to have to copy. I am with you, bring on the fall fabrics! Love me some good cord and dark colors. Thanks for the shout out, glad I could help sway you on an awesome pattern;)

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