Sew Fab Sale Blog Tour: Seraphic Pants5:04 pm
Hello! It's that time of year again! Yeh the Sew Fab Sale!
I got to sew up the Seraphic Pants pattern by Figgy's, and while I own a few patterns by them already, I have yet to actually sew anything up! I had plans of doing the Banyan pants and top a little while ago, and I also have the Scirocco dress and the Nituna jacket but I just haven't sewn them! I have no idea why, I know I was waiting to do the dress for when Edison was actually old enough to fit into it.
SO, sewing up the Seraphic Pants was a new thing for me to check out how Figgy's put their patterns together, reading the instructions etc. Every designer is different, and there's a few designers I love over others, just for their ease of use. Figgy's are now right up there for me! I can totally see why everyone raves about them now!
|He wanted to do this pose okay? lol|
Printing the pattern? Easy as pie, and piecing it together was even easier. Maybe it's because I glue pages together and cut patterns out so much more these days than I ever have, but it all went together very easily.
Using the size chart on the pattern instructions, I sewed up these pants for Vincent with a size 2/3 width but a size 4/5 length. I know that sounds a little strange for someone not familiar with it, but basically when I cut the fabric out I followed the 2/3 line but at the waist and ankle I extended my cutting so it hit the 4/5 line.
The result? A pair of really awesome pants! I did not confer with my son about these, as I sewed them up when he was at school. It was a gamble! The guy is picky over his apparel, and pants have to tick off all these requirements I will never ever understand. When I was finished I asked him if he could model them for me and he like, flipped out (in a good way). He LOVES his new pants. They're comfy, he can run and jump and climb. They're not as skinny as he usually likes but he didn't even mention it!
His beanie is the one I made him when he was a toddler (tutorial here) and I made his motorcycle vest during Project Run & Play! I was so stoked both items still fit him, and that he was well pleased with his outfit. it was even deemed good enough to wear to his sleepover at his Nanny's house!
I really love the pockets in these pants! In fact, I just love everything about these pants. They're quick and easy, and even though they are panels they look fantastic sewn up in just one colour fabric. I opted for two because I can't help but be different to what I see. It's just me ;) haha. No seriously,the tartan is stretch fabric (recommended fabric for these pants) that I picked up at the op shop for a few dollars. The black is cotton poplin, non-stretchy (sewing rebels holla!). I was a little concerned that maybe I was about to make pants he wouldn't fit into, since I wasn't doing recommended fabrics (seriously if a pattern says stretch you definitely need stretch! Don't make a t-shirt out of non-stretch ahah!) BUT as I was sewing they looked totally okay, in comparison mentally to the millions of other pants I have made the little punk.
And they fit so perfectly. They're baggy but not too baggy, they're comfortable and he loves them. Also I mega-failed with my pattern-matching on the tartans there so let's scroll quickly past this photo yeh? Not being able to match patterns drives me INSANE when I see it. Ugh! Pet hate.
I didn't alter these pants at all. For the first time in a long time I followed the instructions from A to Z and left them the way they are. Why mess with perfection?
This pattern is part of a huge bundle of patterns you can buy for $29.95 through the Sew Fab Pattern Sale! There's a list of designers & their patterns below so you can see what you get! There's only 3 days left!
|"He looks like a bank robber. A cute one." - Banners|
(Designers in order from Top left to right) Greenstyle Creations, Handmade Therapy, MODKID, Everything Your Mama Made, The Scientific Seamstress, Figgy's Patterns, Two Sweets Patterns, Things for Boys, Patchwork Posse, Betz White, LBG Studio, Mouse House Creations, Gingercake, Heidi & Finn, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Terra's Treasures, Paisley Roots, Molly Blossom Designs, Sewing Mama RaeAnna. Sale sponsored by The Southern Institute.
Vest: heavily altered from the Basic Blazer by Melly Sews
Pants: Seraphic Pants pattern by Figgy's Patterns
Shoes: Pumpkin Patch on sale
Shirt: Big W
Swag: Model's own