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"Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021

SewRuthieSews

"Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:00:13 AM »
"Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021

Rules: Sew absolutely any type of trousers  trousers, shorts, pants , jeans, leggings – including sharing fitting tips – these can be adult, child or doll/bear sized.

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st February and the item must be completed by 28th February
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th March

Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )
What is it and for whom (if applicable)
Fabric and Pattern/instructions used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos (for example the starting point, fabric pattern, a progress shot and maybe 2 views of the finished article)
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!

Please post your entries on the thread by 6th March
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SewRuthieSews

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 10:03:16 AM »
I'm planning some cargo pants, though maybe a bit of a frankenpattern (merging bits from multiple patters and bit of self drafting).

Helen M

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 11:39:29 AM »
Got a couple of ideas for this, so will get the patterns out!
Stash Busting 2021
Goal: 35 metres
So far: 5.5 metres sewn, 7 metres sold

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 17:30:00 PM »
I may be making some trousers for my grandson, they won't be anything special, but I can enter them just to make up the numbers...  0_0

Catllar

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2021, 17:45:32 PM »
I'm still waiting for my fabric to come from India.  It was shipped today so if it comes in time then I'll do something otherwise I'll push it into the 3 piece Spring ensemble!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Starryfish

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2021, 13:09:19 PM »
I've got some nice maroon wool flannel for wide leg trousers. The Burda pattern has pleats ironed in, and I may try to do that. Will experiment on scraps first, as I am terrible at trousers pleats as my son and DH will attest. Son took over ironing his after joining the Air Cadets and got taught the military way.

 I'm going for a 30's Katherine Hepburn vibe or maybe a 70's  Stephanie Powers look. There is enough fabric to make a matching waistcoat, with some black poly sharkskin for the back. I'll line the trousers to knee length as well.
Garments made so far in 2021
15- 20 metres fabric sewn

Morzel

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 15:58:14 PM »
I stumbled apon this video last week -a construction of a pair of jeans on an old industrial machine. Maybe its inspiring to watch?

I made a pair of corduroy jeans last week, it only needs the back pockets and buttonhole/button. If that is done, I  think I will duplicate the jeans in another corduroy. I REALLY need pants.
Eva

Morgan

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2021, 18:58:48 PM »
I stumbled apon this video last week -a construction of a pair of jeans on an old industrial machine. Maybe its inspiring to watch?
Lovely to watch the precision craftsmanship and attention to detail.  I also really like the understated branding  - classy. 
Yes, definitely inspiring. (Not a bad price for bespoke either - from £615ish)
 

Lilian

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2021, 19:33:14 PM »
Thanks for sharing that @Morzel I was fascinated watching him.  Also saw a couple of things that I do in there.  Always three knots when tying off and pressing the machine foot down when going over a thick layer  :vintage:  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Ann

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2021, 10:20:30 AM »
@Morzel, thank you for the video. I enjoyed watching the precise craftmanship and the attention to detail. It has given me food for thought as I will be making a pair of dolly jeans next week.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far:

Ohsewsimple

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 12:59:04 PM »
Fascinating video.  I seem to be missing a hammer and cigarette lighter in my tool box.  :thinking:

Catllar

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 16:47:26 PM »
I want one those doodads for sharpening the chalk!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Morzel

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 14:22:56 PM »
Anyone sewing trousers? I finally cut out a blue corduroy one. The pockets are done, now comes the zipper. Not much sewing somehow these last two weeks. So, any fellow sewer out there?

By the way, I sewed jeans in January and left them unhemmed. I noticed a lot of shrinkage with my last pairs, even though I had prewashed the fabric. Again, the fabric was prewashed. The jeans shrank 2cm in the first wash and another 2cm in the second. I am soo glad I did not hem them yet!
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Eva

toileandtrouble

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 16:06:18 PM »
I am full of good intentions. I have need of trousers - only got my me-made jeans and they seem to have shrunk around the middle.  I have fabric.  I have patterns.  I have hope. Ten days left?

Goth Gardiner

Re: "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 16:43:38 PM »
I cut out a pair of jeans and practiced top-stitching.  Unfortunately life has got in the way since then.
Stash busting: 3.75m in; 4.25m sewn  | UFOs finished: 1 | Items repaired: 1

There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily