It’s been hanging over my head for months. Like a nagging annoyance. The pant.
I’ve never made a pair of pants. I knew I had to do it. But I was scared. Veeeery scared of failing miserably. I mean, there’s the fit, the waistband, the zipper, the hem….all components that have to be perfect or else it would be a terrible disaster!
So here’s what I did. I bought a pant pattern. It was Burda 7738. I didn’t like the actual pant style, but I just wanted a basic fit for the top.
I know. Shocked? I HATE pattens. But I didn’t want to just experiment on this one. I cut out the pattern pieces then just put them together my own way and made my own style of pants. I just needed the fit for the top, pretty much. Lord knows I can’t read or interpret pattern instructions! Then I scoured You Tube for instructional videos on how to do the fly and insert a pant zipper. I did lots of trial and errors on that one! And somehow, I came up with my very first pair of shorts.
I wanted to make a bubble short with a thick band at the bottom out of something cozy. So I used a sweatshirt material.
Now these are FAR from perfect. (like, if you enlarge this picture on your computer screen I’m gonna come after you.) The sweatshirt material and the zipper weren’t a good mesh. It was sort of bulky. That’s why I’ll be wearing them with a covered t-shirt.
But I did it! And that felt good to get over that hurdle. I have made two others since them and I’ll post them soon. Things have been getting progressively better, I might add.
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