Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Circus is in town!

Ok, so I finished my April In Stitches Sew Along Assignment. I actually finished most of it awhile ago, but I was so disappointed by the fit that it took me the rest of the month to hem the pants and add the finishing touches. So here they are: Amy Butler's Wide Leg Pants.
Wide Leg Pants
So can you see why I call them my circus pants? I feel so funny in these pants. Everyone else chose such nice and calm prints and I chose the circus. They do make me happy though. Like everyone else says, these pants are SUPER wide. Like a circus tent. I will now believe Amy Butler literally. My problem with these pants is that the waist is also super wide. I have to bunch up the waist with the drawstring, and it's just a lot of material up there. Oh and there was a lot more material on the legs too. I chopped off 4 inches before I hemmed them. But they are pants, and I can wear them, so good enough for me.
Wide Leg Pants Trim
The ribbon trim gave me trouble. In retrospect, I probably should have used a walking foot. Having said that, I do like the ribbon and I think it add a little something special to the already colorful circus pants.
Wide Leg Pants Drawstring
Every month there is a theme, and this month's theme was embroidery/fancy stitching. So my pants were so busy already that I decided that I needed to do something little. I added fancy stitching to the drawstring. All in all, an easy project, but since I'm not such a fan of the fit, I'm not sure if I'll be making these again. Who knows though, they were super easy compared to the other projects we've made so far.

9 comments:

June said...

I did not know you had a blog--I am so excited to discover this and shall visit you regularly.

Your pants are fun, the ribbon along the hem is a really nice touch, and the drawstring embellishment is a great detail. I actually like your clown pants and think it's ever so much braver than my subdued version.

Now, as to the fit, I'm totally with you on this. I keep having to pull up on the waist 'cause it's too big (subsequently giving myself unpleasant episodes of unwanted wedging) and had to cut off about a mile of the leg length due to my being somewhat height-challenged.

Nora said...

I agree with you (and June) on the AB lounge pants: H-U-G-E!
I've just finished mine and they're in the corner of my wardrobe... where they'll stay for a long time.

PS: I found you via the Small Object.

Katie Jean said...

I have yet to finish my pants, but now I'm getting nervous. Everyone seems to have an issue with these! I love your fabric though. I think they're perfect for lounging.

And happy belated birthday, fellow april baby!

Liz Harvatine said...

They may be big but they look super comfy! Nice job!

FinnyKnits said...

See, I like the elephant pattern - the circusness (not a word) just makes it a little more fun. And they look like they fit well now that you sawed off all that extra length.

And yes, huge. HUGE. Why is that? A medium was so NOT a medium.

Cute trim, too!

Oiyi said...

They are big, but at least comfortable, right? The fabric is very cute.

Lisa K said...

I love that fabric. I picked it up and put it down several times today at the craft store, finally deciding against it because I preferred another for the baby quilt I'm making.

But now I'm having not-buyer's remorse! I love your pants and wish I'd gotten it! Boo! Your pants are soooo cute.

Marisa said...

I LOVE your pants, so cute! You make me want to make them too. Yikes, another project brewing. You did a very nice job. I think they're hip.

Anonymous said...

omg, i have that exact same fabric- exept i made a skirt insted!