Very Red. Very Pants. | Simplicity 1696
My red pants are finished! Before I turned my attention to my birthday dress, I wanted to cross one more project off my winter/spring sewing list so I could work on the dress guilt free. These weren’t the quick finish project I hoped they would be, but I pushed through the complications and got them off of my sewing table. Since I’m visiting Sweetie for the long weekend, we walked around Penn State’s botanical gardens and snapped some photos near a really cool old elm.
The biggest issue with this project was fit, and even though the fit is far from perfect, it’s certainly an improvement over where things started. And these pants are really pajamas in disguise–this fabric is so comfy!
I didn’t do anything particularly exciting with the construction on these, but I did line the pockets with a giraffe print left over from a bag! I just barely squeaked these pieces out of my scraps, and I’m so pleased that I did!
Considering this was my first attempt at making pants in ten years or so, I’m going to call this project a success. They’re not perfect, but I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of them. And perhaps next time I get the urge to make some pants, I’ll give another pattern a try.
Finally, WordPress tells me that today is my 7 year blogiversary! My, how the time flies! Thanks to all of you out there who have read about my crafting adventures over the years!