Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Me Made March: Day One- My Favorite Handmade Pants

Zoe over at So, Zo, What do You Know? does a really lovely little thing called

I've kind of falling off the back of the Sewing Blog Bus
and the Fun A Day really helped me get going so I thought
"Let's GO with Zo!"
I only pledged one item per day, 
because lately I feel stretched a teeny bit thin sometimes
and I wanted to pick a commitment I could stick to, 
because I like to win when I play these silly games with myself!
I plan to post to Flickr what I'm wearing everyday 
and doing a weekly wrap up here.
If I make something new, I brag it up ahead of time!

Soooo...Here's a garment I made and I've been wearing and not blogging about...

My Japanese wide leg cropped pants from My Favorite Handmade Style.
(A great looking book, I wish I could read it!)

  I made these pants about 6 months ago and I wear them all the time. 
Sometimes things jump full fledged, off of your sewing machine, and into your wardrobe. 
This was one of those items.

I had some fun making facings and pocket linings from contrasting fabric...

 top-stitching and grommets... 
as you can see they are quite well broken in!

I may end up making all the lengths and even adding the drawstrings at the bottom!
The pictures in these books are irresistible! 

Sew There!


Rebecca said...

great pants!

Shelley Noble said...

How cool are you? Great pants, great style. Love the artwork behind you too!

Anonymous said...

They look great! My goal this year is to finally sew a pair of pants.

Green Kitchen said...

Love 'em!

gracely said...

Betty you made it like a professional, you are looking corporate in this pant. Really nice work!!

Sara said...

You made those pants?! Serious kudos to anyone who seriously can make THEIR OWN PANTS!

Sonya Philip said...

Those pants are very fabulous. The fun facing print is just the icing on the cake, no. It's the maraschino cherry on top of the icing on the cake.

You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. said...

Thanks my friends!
I got to sew yesterday, and I hope to sew a little bit everyday in March. I love it so!

sulu-design said...

God I love those pants!!! Adorable. So what can you tell us about that great piece of art you're posing in front of?

You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. said...

Thank you Ms. Sulu!
That painting is by my talented but sadly now deceased Aunt, Judy Kanis.
She was an abstract painter and collage artist who studied in San Francisco and worked out of Marin County all her life. That piece is part of her Symbols Series and was painted in 1976 and given to me as a gift by my parents this Christmas.

I love it and it is great that two of my favorite super stylish blog friends noticed and commented on it!


ee said...

looove the pants, i am searching everywhere for the book and it is now out of print!! would you be willing to copy and sell me the pattern? it doesn't seem unethical as i have searched everywhere online and locally and cannot find a copy of the book!
can you contact me at eveepstein (at) gmail (dot) com??
i am loving looking at all your beautiful stuff, i just found your blog through another blog!

christine said...

I just saw this post where you tell us where you got the pattern. Unfortunately a quick search yielded none out there to buy and no hopes obtaining any time soon. If you are willing to share the pattern, please let me know. Willing to barter. :) thepinkpetunia (at) gmail (dot) com.

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