Summertime Sewing

Still with me after that break?  Sewing has been a little on the slow side, and most of it has been for the girls, which means that photos are few and far between!  I haven’t anything earth shattering to show you, and still haven’t sorted that post for the Terra Pants.  Why?  Well – I’m not convinced that they were right for me.  Looking back at the photos and knowing how I feel when wearing them, the shape just isn’t me.  So instead I thought I’d play things safe, and reverted to a favourite pattern of mine, the Teddy Designer Pants from Style Arc.

teddy 1

This is version number 6!  I had a length of viscose linen in the stash that I’d bought from Rainbow Fabrics Kilburn last summer, is was a beigey-ivory colour that I knew wasn’t going to stay that way!  It was instantly dyed Pewter Grey, but then found itself back in the stash.  I had bought another piece of the viscose linen in rust and made a Zadie Jumpsuit with it, only to discover that it was too heavy and had too much drape to be a jumpsuit.  That garment is still waiting for me to take the top of and turn the whole thing into something more suitable.  So I was concerned that the fabric was too drapey and needed to be sure I’d got the right pattern next time.

teddy 2

In the end I decided on the Teddy Pants because the drape would be fine and I could interface the waistband sufficiently to control any movement there.  It was a good choice!  I made the 12 with only a leg length adjustment that I’d made way back when I made the first pair.  I have also already adjusted the inseam pockets to be caught into the waistband – otherwise they flap around and drive me nuts.  I have fancy pockets in these, using up scraps of Liberty to reduce bulk and make it easier to iron!

teddy 3

There isn’t much to say about these, they’re so comfy to wear and I love the relaxed fit and big pleat.  They will not be my last pair.  Not something I can say about those poor Terra Pants…

teddy 4

Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

7 thoughts on “Summertime Sewing”

  1. Yes am to still following and reading !! As always your makes are perfect and the colour is lovely. You are definitely someone I hope to aspire to !!
    I do have a question what brand dye did you use ??

  2. Yes, also still here! And I’ve got another question about dyeing – is the tub of your washing machine all metal? Or some version of plastic? I’d love to do some of my things, but — being a renter — daren’t do anything to stain that tub! Delighted to see you again!

    1. Hi Del! Yes, it’s metal. I yse machine dye often, and there’s no longlasting staining to the seals or anything.

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