kcwc spring 2011: day two

May 10th, 2011

rockin the fancy pants

The lovely ladies from my craft night came over last night for some beers and a little sewing (the two go together right?). If it hadn’t been for them I would have given up after the first hour of trying to rethread my serger. Seriously. Who designed that damn thing? But they saved the day! And I was able to turn a stained tablecloth into some rockin pants.

plaid pants side view

I used the same pattern that I did for these pants and these shorts. Except I skipped the back pockets and added cuffs. You are going to see a lot of this pattern this week, because my son likes it and my daughter too. It’s from Happy Homemade Vol. 2, which I can’t recommend enough (if you are down with making patterns written in Japanese). I’ve made a ton of clothes out of it and they’ve all turned out well and been worn a lot.

day two of kcwc from the flickr group

1. lace dress refashion 2. 008 3. 006 4. …went sailing by ‘wrap’ top

And look at what you guys have made! Adorbs. Obviously I’m partial to my knot shorts pattern, but you have to admit they are pretty darn cute in gingham. There is so much good stuff in the flickr group already and day two isn’t even over yet! You guys rock.

27 Responses to kcwc spring 2011: day two

  1. ChristineG says:

    WOW! Those tablecloth pants are seriously cool! Nice work, Mama.

  2. erika says:

    These are all so great, just bought some elastic and have some shorts ready to show tomorrow!! Happy sewing!

  3. jess says:

    Truly cute pants! I have pants on my list today too. The boy in the house has no shorts and it’s finally nice out!

  4. Love the tablecloth pants! I am squeezing in seams between feeds with the baby, so I’m hoping to have something to show for myself tomorrow, but I am loving looking at all the amazing finished projects in the Flickr group.

  5. Ooty says:

    Love the gingham pants! I have some pants on my list too, But for some unknown reason, I postpone it :D

  6. stephanie says:

    love those pants, I was looking at the pattern and it is for up to 6 years old. Any ideas for a boy that is 8 years old?

  7. Carla says:

    I love that fabric, I can’t believe it was an old table cloth … upcycling rules! I might have to try that book, I love that pattern but I’m scared of trying to read japanese.

  8. molly says:

    Wait. You have a sewing group that gets together, drinks beer, AND sews? WHY am I not your neighbor? :)
    Such great stuff here, meg. I’m still waiting for someone to volunteer to adopt my children during your challenge week….

  9. Doris says:

    I’m with Molly, I want to be your neighbor too! lol I have been fighting a cold since Friday nite and have felt sluggish for 4 days now. I managed to get 1 outfit almost done today but I am going to lay down (again!)

    You have some great pieces done already!! As soon as my granddaughter gets old enough, she is getting upcycled dresses from t-shirts. I love them!!! and I love the upcycled items you made!! I peeked over at flickr and everyone is soooo talented! Hope my first outfit looks halfway decent.

  10. heather says:

    got most of 2 poodle skirts done last night as well as a bowling shirt for the boy, got too tired to attempt buttons (probably a good thing) will hopefully be finishing those today.
    I love your pants! My son would love them!!

  11. awesome pants! he looks great. You are right- the knot shorts are wonderful!

  12. Heather says:

    Super cool! I agree with your assessment of that book–it is truly excellent. And that pants pattern is on my list for this week.

  13. trula says:

    Beer and sewing go together very well here. And podcasts. But having friends over to help you re-thread your serger is unbeatable. Like the pattern of these pants.

  14. Chris says:

    The romper is adorable. I’ve knocked out two nightgowns today! I’m so glad to be finishing things that I’ve had in my mind to do for months. Thank you for the inspiration.

  15. Wendy says:

    super cute pants! wish I had some friends coming over to sew with me tonight! even more, I wish that I could have some beer while working….next year when there is no baby inside huh?

  16. I missed yesterday, but I am about to go put in my second hour today, does that make up for it? I had my projects all nicely piled up two weeks ago already, haha. Really looked forwards to participating this year, suffice it to say!

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  18. ingrid says:

    LOVE the tablecloth pants! they rock.
    That little refashioned dress is darling too.
    I got started a day late but all this loveliness inspired me to get moving for day two. Participating in this is helping to bring back my sewjo.

  19. Belinda says:

    I am loving those pants!!! I was feeling overwhelmed trying to find a good pant pattern for my guy, thinking I will give this one a try. I am in an up cycling trend right now. My day 1 and day 2 projects used old shower curtains.

  20. Lisa says:

    Love the pants and hear you on the serger rethreading. I just got shown a trick to change threads on mine (may be old news to you but new to me) – loosen all tension dials to 0 and then cut old threads and tie new threads onto these – pull threads through , first the 2 right hand ones then the two needle ones- only need to thread needle eye and then reset tension and hey presto colour change without the cursing!

  21. Amanda says:

    I’ve still just done some cutting and pinning. The teething baby is not helping at all! Poor little guy. Here’s today’s post http://lacafetiere.blogspot.com/2011/05/sew-thon-and-knit-long.html

  22. Antoinette says:

    Sweet. Everyone needs plaid pants. Recognize that t-shirt with the wide yellow, stripe, too.

  23. sabrina says:

    I wouldn’t say I’m going strong. I’d just say I’m still going. and THAT is an accomplishment. ;) http://seanandsabrinastwinsandwich.blogspot.com/2011/05/kcwc-tuesday.html

  24. Louisa says:

    How awesome! I love that you rescued the fabric to make pants.

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