Thursday, July 3, 2014

It's time!!

Hello everyone!!

I'm sorry for leavin' you hangin' the last couple of weeks.  I got busy at the end of June celebrating my 9 year anniversary, then my birthday.

For my birthday, my mom and nieces surprised me for a visit, and we decided to keep my nieces for the rest of the week after my mom drove back home.  So I have been bouncing around with four kids everyday instead of two (ages 4, 5, 7, and 12), and I must say that I respect all those moms and dads out there who are managing BIG families.  Just getting everyone up in the morning and to a certain location on time takes some extra planning and organizing.  Also, establishing order and organization has become a major focus for having all of these little bodies to keep up with.  It can be a bit exhausting, but I am loving every minute of it!!

However, my sewing is not loving it!  I have barely been in my sewing room.  Granted, I did have another wadder since my last post.  I planned on sewing a simple tank top, but it came out too boxy and full.  I now have two unfinished projects that I need to address...

But, moving on...

I still have a Craftsy class that I purchased and have put off for the longest time--until now.

I am venturing into the land of pants!!!!!

In fact, I have a story to go along with this.  In a conversation with my best friend, she noted, "How come you wear jeans all throughout the summer?  Don't you get hot?"  To which I replied "What?!? I don't wear jeans...well, I guess I do wear jeans all throughout summer!"  I never noticed.  But, really.  It has been a LONG time since I bought shorts.  I used to wear a lot of capri pants, but they don't fit me anymore.  So instead of buying anything new, I just wore jeans.  

I am hoping to successfully sew my first pair of jeans with this course, but beyond that, I am also hoping to have a blueprint for sewing other pairs of pants and even shorts!!  This is only the beginning!  I have already started watching some of the intro and I like Angela Wolf's teaching style.  She claims that you only need one really good jeans pattern.  ONE!  She shows you a lot of variations you can make in order to achieve the kind of jean style you want.  

So, I decided my pattern will be this one:

Mccall's 5894
The Perfect Jean
I will start here for the benefit of the class, but I would love to branch out into these patterns once I am done:

I am not saying I won't be sewing anything else this month, but I am gonna hone my focus on pants.  I am a little nervous about fitting my shape, but I hope I will get some great tips from the resources I have, as well as the Craftsy class.

I am excited!!!!!!!

I'm going to finally sew pants!!!!!!

I'll keep you posted as I progress.

Stay sew-filled!


  1. I am making S1696 this month and S2700 is my TNT trouser pattern.

    Can't wait to hear about your jeans sewing experience! Will definitely be following along!

    We are a "blended family" with 5 kids; 15, 14, 13, 13 and 8. It DEFINITELY can get hectic! :)

  2. I haven't sewn pants for myself either. I can't wait to see how your jeans come out.

  3. I'm excited to see how this turns out! I've had the Jean-ius course forever but I've never watched it. It's on my agenda for fall! Making jeans would feel like taking things to another level.

  4. your post is reminding me of a post idea I've had for a long time now...maybe i'll write it soon!

    Mimi G just opened more seats for her conference in a few weeks and one of the topics is BODICE SLOPER!!!! If it was in NYC I would totally go this year!

  5. I haven't made jeans myself as of yet. I can't wait to see what you come up with..

  6. Happy birthday! My birthday is also at the end of June...please let us know if this Craftsy class is helpful. Pants and me are not getting along.


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