May 25, 2013

1 Pattern 2 Styles ~ Again!

I'm very inspired by the many talented seamstresses who seem to have sewn not only gorgeous garments for their children, but also take beautiful pictures and talk about the process or provide a pattern for their readers. I feel like I hit a goldmine when I stumbled across Compagnie M. not too long ago. I love Marte's style and soon found myself clicking through each post, reading about the garments she'd sewn up. I couldn't believe she offers free patterns and jumped at the chance to try out her Charles' Pants!
I received the pdf pattern and immediately started dreaming up what I wanted my pants to look like. I finally decided on using this bold chevron print. I wanted to mix up the style and go a little bit funky, and a little bit vintage. I hope I accomplished that! I used the same upholstery weight chevron fabric that I used to make my Chevron Jacket earlier this spring, along with Kona Cotton in Bone for the pockets and hem bands.

For the buttons, I dug out four matching, vintage white buttons from my stash. I love the circles on them! It might be hard to see them clearly, but I think they give the pants that much more style, not to mention texture.

 I stuck to the pattern and learned some new techniques along the way - like how to do French seams with these awesome deep pockets. And how to do an adjustable waistband in the back with button-hole elastic. (I upcycled an elastic from one of my son's old pair of Tommy Hilfiger's.)
I decided to lengthen and widen the legs to create a longer pair of pants. I also added little bit of flare at the ankle and therefore had to adjust the width of the hem bands, which I also faced to make a bit sturdier like the chevron fabric.

When I finished these sailor pants, I was tickled by their cuteness! Marte really crafted a pattern with a big WOW factor at the end. And my daughter loves them too, which is a huge plus in my book.
And...a good bum shot.
Thanks for visiting and reading. I had fun with this sewing project and hope you enjoyed the pictures!

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  1. These are adorable! I love your fabric choice!

  2. I love these paints! Sailor pants are really cute! I love the chevron fabric you used.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  3. I love these pants! I wish I could make these in my size!!! I don't think they would look quite as cute as they do on a little girl. I love the fabric also!

    1. Thanks Jeanne! I'd like some too, actually.

  4. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!

  5. These are very cute! I will have to check this site.

  6. These are so fun! Thanks for coming by and partying with us. Have a funtastic week!

    Fluster Buster

  7. These are so cute! Love the chevron! Thank you so much for linking up. Hope to see more from you on my next linky party.


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