Tuesday, January 7, 2014

See and Sew


 I have sewn simple clothes in a former life but I have not sewn clothes in probably 17 years.  I love fun flannel and flannel pj pants.  See and Sew says YES! It's Easy -- right on the pattern front.


 See and Sew needs a Supreme pattern tester!  Look at the first sewing direction -- the actual pattern pieces are 8 and 9.  The written directions are correct.  However, the illustration refers to them as 9 and 10.  There is no pattern piece 10 in the packet.  I know enough to have figured this out myself.  I just hope they don't have me sewing the crotch to the waist or leg bottom!  Stay tuned...I could end up with a very interesting pair of pj pants.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

27 comments:

eva said...

It'll be fun to see where this ends.... ;-)

Kate said...

You can do it!! Looking forward to seeing them finished.

Kaaren said...

You figured that out which I probably wouldn't or couldn't have since I'm NOT now nor never have been a sewer of clothing. I admire those who can and can't wait to see your finished jammie bottoms.

Britt-Inger said...

Of course you could do it. But it is a shame that the pattern is not tested.
I am looking forward to see your project done.

loulee said...

LOL I made PJ bottoms as a part of my final exam, way back in school!
Looking forward to progress and finish pictures.

Solstitches said...

That's too funny Stephanie.
I used to sew clothes way back when also. I hadn't done any for years but last year I dabbled a little. I wish I had time to do more but there are so many other things I want to do as well!
Looking forward to seeing the finished PJ's.
Margaret

Niesz Vintage Home said...

The only clothing items I've attempted are skirts. But I have a vintage rayon jersey-ish fabric that I'd love to make a pair of lounge/pj pants with.
It'll be interesting to see how yours turn out. :)

Kimberly

Ulla said...

If not a pattern tester, they could at least ask someone to read through their patterns before printing them!

KaHolly said...

You crack me up this early in the morning!! Good luck! I don't sew clothes anymore, either.

Gari in AL said...

OK, that was my first laugh this very cold morning. I HATE garment sewing but might have enjoyed that the first mistake was the pattern maker's and not mine.

Char said...

Lol, that's funny! Looks like they could use a Supreme!

Linda said...

You amaze me!!! First, I haven't a clue on how to sew anything unless it pertains to a quilt. Lol. I would've thrown that right in the trash as soon as there wasn't a #10 was not there! Lol.

Little Busy Bee said...

I'm sure you'll get it right and done!

carina said...

You are going to/ show them when you are finished:)

Candace said...

Yes -there needs to be a lot more Supreme's in the sewing world ;>) I'm sure your jammies will be adorable! Love the pin cushion, too!
Cheers!

Lynn said...

Hmmm, Sew Easy if you take the instructions too seriously. Lets hope the pattern pieces are marked properly.

stitchinpenny said...

One year one of my daughters wanted to give 9 of her friends pj pants for Christmas. We bought 5, the other 4 had to be made for various reasons. The good news is we found a pattern that was very simple. The bad news is my daughter lost the instruction sheet. I managed all 4 of the remaining pants, in sizes 2 to 2X in fabrics from stripes to college fabric without major upheaval. With your experience, I may have been better off. The best part of making them is you can wash the flannel first so you can actually have some possibility of a good fit.

pratima said...

Hehe.. That's funny! not good for the sewer though if there was actually a pattern piece with that no.

QuiltSwissy said...

I hate sewing garments. When I left home I swore I would never do another garment.

Needled Mom said...

Wow.....how did that pass muster? I guess that is why I never follow instructions when I am sewing clothing. Have fun sewing the pjs.

Jeanna said...

Supremes are super special...I know one ;) And more than just See and Sew could use a Supreme or two, I finished a pattern not too long ago that revealed a mistake but not until the very end :(

Good luck with the pj's...can't wait to see them.

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh- this made me laugh outloud. That's really bad to not notice a glaring mistake like that. wow.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Interesting to get a pattern that's not right-we'll be waiting with bated breath ~! I sewed in high school all my cute tops. Some with the gathered peasant necks and sleeves, then additionally gathered matching fabric and attached it to the bottoms of my Levis for outfits that were casual and cute too. I loved sewing long maxi dresses for school dances and special occasions; my mom who just died a couple days ago sewed the most marvelous pieces for my baby when I had the first daughter. Now it's crafty stuff: throws, pillows, toys...

kc said...

I love hooded pj/lounge wear. I tried to find the pattern online but can't. Would you share the pattern number please. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Nedra said...

That is too funny. They need you.

Carrie P. said...

no garment sewing for me. good luck with that "easy" pattern.

AMcIntire said...

Definitely missed a big boo boo there. Good Luck!