Peter’s Patriotic Pants!

July 4, 2017   /   byPeter Lappin  / Categories :  Feeds

Readers, it's been a while since I've sewn something totally frivolous and fun.

See that fabric up top?  It's part of a four-yard piece of vintage red, white, and blue cotton canvas I picked up a few years ago at the Chelsea Flea Market.  After my fitting with Val last Friday, I decided to treat myself to some completely selfish sewing and to use some of that great vintage fabric.

A day and a half later -- ta da!  Just in time for the July 4th holiday.

I made these jeans using Kwik Sew 3504, a pattern I've used many times before.  This time I narrowed them a little more in the hips and leg for a somewhat leaner look.

I didn't have to buy any special notions for this project.  I even found a white metal zipper in my stash -- not even sure where that came from!

I had these great old buttons I wanted to use on the pants but they were really too small for the waistband (I ended up using a large white plastic one).  I may save them for a jacket I hope to eventually make with the remaining yardage, which is substantial.  Aren't they perfect?

I totally love these pants.  I was going to add belt loops but then decided that I'll never wear a belt with these: it would cover up the cool waistband.

I made the front pocket bags out of a cotton gingham remnant from my stash -- the very same fabric I used on one of my very first sewing projects, a pair of men's gingham boxers, eight years ago.

A few more red,white, and blue pics for you patriotic types.  The shirt and jacket are both me-makes as well.

I hope all my American readers are enjoying the Independence Day holiday today and please be careful with the fireworks.

Have a great day, everybody!

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