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.
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