Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sewing Exhilaration

Last night I was on a sewing high and decided to make a new pair of pants for myself, since I had figured out what would fit. I usually buy 2.5 yards to make a long pair of pants and 2 yards to make capri's. These are capri's. I love how they fit and I can't wait to make another pair. I whipped these up in an hour. I use a McCall's pattern, but I don't follow the directions, I just cut out the two pieces, the front, the back, and if the print is directional make sure it is going the right way. I've made them for all sized people, up to a 4X, so I find it really easy. I do the inseam legs, the crotch seam, the two side seams, then serge the top and legs, fold in and sew with my regular machine for both the hems and casing, and then insert the elastic. I love the quilting fabrics as they are such high quality and so comfy.
After I got the pants done, I squared up and put the binding on the quilt for Leslie. It's now done and on her bed and she's super proud of it. I'm so glad it's done and I can move on to my retreat projects. I was on such an exhilarated hig from finishing both projects, that I started a new purse. Since I had to get my other machine out to quilt, I quit for the night.


Cindy said...

It sounds like you had a great sewing day. Now I'm inspired and I'm going to try to make capri's next. Happy sewing.

Jen said...

I need to just get over it and make some capri's. Giggle.