back again

June 22nd, 2010

Sorry. I didn’t mean to be gone for an entire month!  Honestly, it’s a little hard to get back on the horse. But better just to jump right back into it (or onto it, if we are still in the horse metaphor), so here goes.

These linen pants were inspired by a fantastic pair little boy pants that popped up on flickr during kids clothes week (see below). I was working on a couple patterns from Carefree Clothes for Girls during kids clothes week and I thought those pants translated that aesthetic–rough around the edges, but still chic; old timey, but modern at the same time–perfectly.  They are made by little bird designs, who also makes some super cute things and sells them on etsy.

I made my pants, well my son’s pants, out of this nice striped linen from Joann’s that I had been saving for another project that just never happened. There was only about a yard, so I had to cut the cuffs against the grain, which actually turned out to be a nice detail.  I did an elastic waist, but I do think that big drawstring on the other pants is more Huck Finn.

Of course right after I washed them my iron broke, which is why they are a mess in the picture–who am I kidding? they probably would be have been a mess regardless.  So are there any good iron recomendations out there? because I can barely sew without one! And I need to get a new one quick, because I’ve been eyeing that same linen fabric in brown for this pattern I picked up:

Granted I have no idea if I can sew this, but we’ll see (it’s V1175, if you feel like sewing along with me). I actually have a few things I sewed for myself I want to show you, but I haven’t figured out how to take a decent photo of myself in them.

And just like that I’m back on the horse.

Posted in sewing clothes.

16 Responses to back again

  1. amanda says:

    I’m suggesting Black & Decker D2030. Cheap and performs impressively! I got it from Ebay for $35. There’s an excellent review on Pink Chalk Studio blog.

  2. Wendy says:

    I don’t have an iron recommendation for you, but I wanted to tell you that that dress is fabulous and I’m happy to see you blogging again!

  3. nath says:

    iron? an iron? *shrugs*

    but mostly, welcome back, you’ve been missed!

    and lastly those are some dandy pants.

  4. trula says:

    welcome back. lovely pants. you are right – old but modern.

  5. Jenni says:

    nice to read your words & see your handiwork again.
    Love the duds & the little DK number will look awesome in linen.

  6. Kirsty says:

    I love the little patchy detail on the pants. Just gorgeous.

  7. CitricSugar says:

    I haven’t posted or even read anyone for two weeks – Glad I’m not the only one who’s been blog-absent! Thanks for making me feel better! :-)

    Ps – you can absolutely sew that dress and it will be gorgeous.

  8. Lucinda says:

    I rarely post, but just wanted to say “welcome back” and I’ve missed your posts. I have to confess I’ve been checking almost daily to see if you were back – and was so glad to see that you are now! And I bought that same linen – just love it!

  9. Lucy says:

    I need a new iron too!

  10. Monique says:

    Before you go out and buy a new iron, check out the small appliance area in you local thrift store. After my son cut the cord of my iron (yes, it was plugged in at the time, and no he amazingly did not get a shock) I got an awesome one for a $1.50. The new ones are light and flimsy. This one is heavy and sturdy. I think it’s a Kenmore. And if you don’t like it, you’re only out a couple of bucks!

  11. claire says:

    Those trousers are fantastic. The dress is too – but a bit scary! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  12. Jen says:

    Welcome back! I have enjoyed reading your fantastically creative blog for some time now! What adorable little linen pants! As for that iron, I received a Shark brand iron for my wedding two years ago and it has been awesome as far as irons go. Good luck and I’ll look forward to more fun projects!

  13. Amy says:

    I love the pants!

  14. c says:

    there you are! missed you!

    nice pants.


  15. Holly says:

    Welcome back. And those pants are so friggin cool. I might need to make some for my boy too…