Friday, 13 April 2012

Baby pleat front trousers

I wanted to reproduce some nice pleat front trousers I had bought for my baby daughter.  Because it was the first time I made something without a commercial pattern and clear instructions, I used a fabric I did not like that much. I am not even sure why I bought it, the shop man talked me into it, sold it really cheap because it was the end of a roll (probably payed 2£ for over 2m).
I also sewed the hem with a bright pink thread, matching the designs on the fabric (part of the reason is simply because I ran out of brown thread).
The result is, I think quite nice. Surprisingly, I like the way the fabric looks in these little trousers. But ... I don't know how that happened, they ended up so narrow my baby girl's cute bottom cannot fit inside them!! Obviously, I did not draw the pattern right. It is perhaps because I did not take the pleats into account.
Did I ever mention this blog is the journal of a beginner seamstress?

What will I do with them?  Use them for a doll? Or give them to a friend with a smaller baby? mmmhhh ...
But I will definitely start again, hoping I get it right this time!
PS: my camera broke :-( all photos are now taken with my phone.

PPS: I have acquired this book yesterday (at a bargain)

Looks like I will like it!!!

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