Pants for the People

New Outfit

This is the first complete outfit I have sewn. I realize that it is super basic but I will say, the pants have darts and a zipper so I’m pretty impressed I did that. Also notice the purposeful use of contrast stitching. Certainly that’s an indicator that I’m getting better at this. The pants have actually been done for more than a month but the smock top — Katie calls it her people dress — was waiting for my sewing machine to return from it’s spa treatment. Unfortunately, the machine seems as temperamental as usual. Between picnics, I’m working on finishing up my quilt for the doll quilt swap. I am going to attempt machine quilting tonight — this was also waiting for the sewing machine’s return — using Katie’s doll quilt as the guinea pig. Wish me luck…

Cropped Pants
Pattern: Burda 9843
Fabric: Unknown brand of cotton
Yardage: less than one yard
Size: 110
Modifications: Omitted the flare and slit at the bottom of each leg.

People Dress
Pattern: Burda 3026
Fabric: Unknown brand of cotton
Yardage: less than one yard
Size: 110
Modifications: I used a piece of grosgrain ribbon for the button loop — way easier.

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6 Responses to “Pants for the People”


  1. 1 Kirsten April 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    hey, great work! the outfit looks terrific. well done! (and that photo shoot is simply adorable! – gorgeous)

  2. 2 Anina April 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Very, very cute! Now what’s up with that sewing machine? Good luck with the machine quilting. I hope you have a walking foot – that makes things a whole lot easier.

  3. 3 amandajean April 29, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    ADORABLE! Love the people dress. That fabric is great.

  4. 4 martha April 29, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Gorgeous photo, gorgeous girl. I love her hair in braids:)
    The outfit is fantastic. I really like the contrast on the pants. Are they maroon?
    So now maybe it’s time for a new sewing machine to go with the new serger?

  5. 5 Sonya April 29, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    I am impressed! Darts – such mysterious things. Lovely fabric.

  6. 6 Liz May 1, 2007 at 4:12 am

    That outfit is so lovely. I want to have a go at making a few children’s outifts and you have inspired me to have a go…


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