Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hot Diggity Dog




Success -- although it's not because the pattern was well written.  In fact, there were so few directions that if you had no basic knowledge of pattern sewing you definitely would have sewn up an interesting garment or just thrown it in the trash! The pattern is See and Sew B5704.


I happen to have the perfect slippers to go with my spiffy new giraffe pants!



I impressed myself with doing an enclosed seam so there is no flannel fraying and tickling! Tutorial can be found HERE on Craftsy.


I did learn some things:

*It's best to have the waistband casing opening in the front to adjust the elastic!  I needed Mr. Creation's help.

*Also it's difficult to tell the front from the back just by looking.  Next time I will include a little tag in the back so I don't get my exercise turning my pants around!

What next?  I have a stack of cute flannel on the table ready to cut.  Telephones, Japanese Dolls, Bicycles oh my.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

26 comments:

Kate said...

They are great, cute fabric!

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Jodie said...

Warm AND cute. Bonus !!!

Candace said...

Aside from the adorable giraffe fabric they look SO comfy! Great job "reinventing" the directions!
Cheers!

Jeanna said...

Love the jammie bottoms and yes, those are some useful Lessons Learned. I especially adore the socks with polka dots :)

Lynn said...

So cute! All the possibilities with cute fabrics! Polka dotted socks, of course ! So cute, the perfect accessory !

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Aww sweet! And comfy! :-)

Linda R said...

Oh my they are soooo cute. Well done. Love the giraffes. Did the pattern fit true to size??

AnnieO said...

I haven't sewn clothing in a while either, but agree that patterns are less well written than they used to be! Sometimes the drawing includes three or four steps and you really can't tell what is going where! Love your new giraffe pants. I need some new jammies too. Store bought ones are usually too short!

Wendy said...

wonderful pants you have made...look really comfy...thanks for the link.

eva said...

Wow, they look so comfy and light and the fabric is absolutely adorable. Have you thought about doing several garment pattern ........... I mean, it was you who did this? ;-))

Shayla Sharp said...

ah, flannel jammies, quite possibly the world's most comfortable clothing! Yours are super cute!

Ulla said...

Your seams look like made by a professional! The pants are so cute you could wear them in the summer outdoors.

Barbb said...

Stephanie, your pants look so comfy. I make flannel pants for my grands and instead of a tag, I sew an X in the back waistband seam. The little ones know to put the X at the back and it keeps the elastic in place. The pattern producers seam to forget that not all that are sewing have the same skills that they do and I think they try to save money by shorting on ink and paper making the instructions incomplete.

KaHolly said...

Well done!! You're an inspiration to us all. They are adorable.

September Violets said...

Very cute pj's Stephanie! I like how you have coordinated your polka-dot socks as well ;) Wendy x

Kigwit said...

cute pjs! I always sew a button at the front waist so I have plenty of fabric for the "rear curve"! My sons love to paw through my buttons to find the perfect one for their pjs.

Cardygirl said...

Love your giraffe pants...love the lessons learnt too...without a tag they could be yoga pants as they made you twist so much?

Annemariesquilt said...

You are very good Stephanie !

pratima said...

Adorable pants, Stephanie! love your giraffe print and they look so comfortable to snuggle in on a snow day. Have a great week!

Needled Mom said...

They look so comfortable too.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Spif-Fee,indeed! Fun post!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, they turned out so cute! They look very comfy. I think I'll steer clear of the See and Sew patterns, though. I need detailed instructions! lol

Kimberly :)

Carrie P. said...

well done!

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