It’s early January and I’m not heading anywhere tropical so I shouldn’t really be sewing Spring garments, but Pattern Review had a contest …
There are plenty of raves for this pattern in the blogosphere. Now I understand why!
One of my 2018 goals was to sew a jacket with structure and a lining. I have made a couple of jackets out of knits, and one lined cape. This one was a case of learning one seam at a time.
In my work life, there is a single constant – professional garb. Trousers, button-down shirts, and jackets have been my wardrobe staples. But times have changed – workplaces are more casual. More than that, I’m learning what I want to wear and it isn’t what’s in my closet. So it’s time to work on workwear.
There are a couple of things on my ‘I’m scared to sew’ list, and one is pants (aka trousers). Not sack-of-potatoes pull-up pants, but actual adult trousers with a waistband, zipper and shape. I’ve made 2 pairs of pants in the past, neither successfully. G called the last pair clown pants.
But alas, the ready to wear fast meant that I had to learn how to make pants, or suffer with the same pair of Ann Taylor black pants that have been worn to death over the last 6 years.