A couple of years ago, I bought the book, Simple Modern Sewing. I think it was the first Japanese sewing book that I got. I love the designs, but I especially love the simple, concise directions. The first (and only so far) thing I made out of this book was a pair of cropped pants. Well, I've worn those so much that they finally gave out - the fabric did anyway.
Fast forward to this week, my friend Maureen came over and we did a little sewing. And what did we make? Cropped pants of course! The last pair I made were from linen and I loved them. She made hers from linen, and yes, she is loving them.
This time, I made mine from organic cotton that I happened to find a JoAnns. I love this fabric and want to go back and see if they have any more. I think I saw it on their website once. It is soft and has a nice drape. Besides that, I love the color!
According to my hip measurement, I should have made a large in these. I actually intended to make a medium this time, but was not paying attention well enough when I was cutting and cut the small again. The pattern has a LOT of ease. It calls for 1/2" seams, so I made my side seam and inseams 1/4" since I neglected to cut the right size (can't talk and cut at the same time,)
I'm totally fine with the way they fit. I wore them all day yesterday and I didn't have to tug at them or pull them up. I may make another pair in a larger size, just so that I can see how I like them. I think I want to make these in the long version also. They are just so comfortable.
The back pocket piece came in the pattern, but next time I think I might make it a bit smaller. In fact, Maureen and I were talking about doing another pair with inseam pockets instead. I HAVE to have my pockets you know!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016