Sometimes getting a good photo of the clothes is twice as hard as actually sewing the clothes. She loves the clothes--I think this outfit will be worn all summer long---but hates being in front of the camera. There were many, many crabby faces before I got this smile.
the pattern: This wide leg pants pattern comes from the Japanese sewing book Happy Homemade Vol. 2. It is pattern letter o. I've had a few questions about this book and Japanese sewing books in general, so I thought maybe I'd do a few reviews after kcwc wraps up.
the fabric: Aqua linen from Joann's.
the sewing: I've made these pants so many times before I could sew them in my sleep. Actually, I made these exact pants in orange linen last summer for my daughter and she wore them at every opportunity. Who can blame her? Wearing linen pants feels so good in the summertime.
the fabric: Nani Iro knit called Pocho. I would buy every bit of fabric Naomi Ito designs if I could. The knit fabric is just as lovely as her double gauze: super soft, a little waffle-y, and the print is perfect.
the sewing: The tee for two pattern calls for all your seams to be on the outside. I wanted a cleaner look, so I sewed everything with right sides facing. I always have trouble with hemming knits, but this time I used mother's little helper: steam-a-seam. I kind of fell in love with the stuff. It's double sided, fusible, a little bit stretchy, and only 1/4 inch wide. Stretch knits and shifty fabrics can be tamed with this stuff. The arm hems turned out perfect because of it. Though, I did feel like I was cheating a bit.
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1. polky dots