Sunday, October 14, 2012

KCWC: The Wrap Up

Days:  5
Hours:  9 
Items:  3
 
The pants took longer than I had anticipated as I was taking pictures of the construction along the way.  I also ran into trouble with the welt pocket.  Deciding last minute to add a detail you've never done before...not smart.  But I understand how to do a welt pocket now and will definitely be doing more. 
 
P wore the pants to church this morning so here are a few modeled pictures:
 
 
 
 
P does not typically wear his shirts tucked in but he agreed (after a bit of grumbling) so I could get some pictures of the waistband and back pocket.
 

 
I did add elastic to the back waistband as it was gaping a little at the center back. 



As you can see, the welt pocket isn't perfect.  I ended up using a satin stitch on either side of the pocket opening to cover a few oops.  For fun, I used a Green Bay Packer fabric for the pocket lining.

 
 
The pants fill a hole in P's wardrobe and aren't completely boring with the addition of a few hidden Packer homages.:)
 
 
 
I didn't sew everything that was on my original list but I did take care of a project that has been on my to-do list for a few months (mock fly to zip fly tutorial) so I'm considering my participation in the Kids Clothes Week Challenge a success!  In the spring, I plan on having all my projects traced and cut out so that I don't waste time dithering over what to make.  That was a major motivation killer for me.
 
How did you do?  I'm overdue for a bit of blog hopping and flickr pool looking...I can't wait to see all the amazing creations that were sewn! 
 
 




9 comments:

  1. The pants look great on P!
    I had fun this time around - lots of sewing, lots of browsing the Flickr pool and lots of blog hopping! Now I have a list a mile long ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Justine!
      I was impressed at all that you accomplished.:) Love all the clothes that you sewed for your kids!

      c

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  2. These pants are fantastic!! The looks perfect! I'll have to make a pair for older boys later this fall.

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  3. The pants look great, despite the fact the P. had to tuck his shirt in. I'd say a definite success for the week... quality, not quantity, as well as a tutorial and a new technique. I made an average of an hour a day for 6 days... happy with that.

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  4. My first thought was wow she got him to tuck his shirt in! haha. These turned out really nicely the fit is great. You're brave to improv in a welt pocket. I think cutting ahead made the week of sewing more fun for me for sure!

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    1. Yeah...he wasn't real pleased about that but he humored me! Thanks! I definitely think he'll be getting another pair.:)

      C

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  5. I love that you put the Packers in that back pocket =)

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  6. That's a very successful week, especially getting the tutorial done. They're very well made pants, and welt pockets get easier!! The satin stitch was a great idea - these pockets always seem delicate to me. There's one Ottobre pattern has an interesting way of sewing welts - putting folds in a long pocket piece, rather than trying to work with small rectangular pieces - I think it's in http://www.ottobredesign.com/lehdet_js/2011_1/index.html?en #39. I'll check it later and get back if I'm wrong.

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  7. So nice of you to make something practical for your son. I have to admit my poor son gets nothing handmade, I always felt a little guilty about it.

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