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Fancy Pants: 100% Complete

Today was my second-to-last lesson in Advanced Dressmaking. I finished my Fancy Pants ahead of schedule, thus I will be using my last scheduled lesson to make a skirt for my sewing teacher. Anyway on to the pictures…

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Fancy Pants

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Fancy Pants: 80% complete

After the last post on lazy sewing I guess the time is right to get back to full-on, draft-it-yourself, patterning from scratch. With the help of a friendly sewing teacher of course!

My last module in my sewing course involves sewing a pair of pants. Here is my pants sloper. Or ‘basic block’, depending on which side of the globe you happen to live in, or which sewing philosophy suits your fancy. Definitely one of the more difficult¬†slopers that I have drawn so far.

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Some of the body measurements and drafting instructions are in Malay, my mother tongue. Because that’s how we roll in my sewing class.

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Lazy pants for lazy days

After completing a relatively complex (at my beginner skill level) lace dress project for a friend of mine, I decided that I wanted some to do some easy and quick “me” sewing. Sewing for me, by me, as a break from the world.

I settled on a pair of comfortable pants for lounging around the house, which in my case, means napping and generally being lazy after a crazy day at work. I did not even bother with drawing my own pants pattern, instead I picked one out from a Japanese pattern book.

This is a pattern book for clothing that can be sewn with overlockers and coverstitch.

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