Fabric:Pink Parisian Print Cotton from Fabric.com
Pattern: Butterrick 5682
Notions: Sport Zipper, pink thread
Time to complete: 5-6 evenings after work
First worn: May 12, 2012 for photos and patio garden dinner!
Wear again? Oh yes!
Total price: Splurge Purchase $20.00 for 1 1/2 yards fabric, zipper, and thread
I’ve been dying to make a pair of pants after the incredible pants that Gina has made. I downloaded Butterrick pattern 5682, spent a whole evening printing out over 50 pages, and then carefully taped them all together. Before I cut into my precious Parisian fabric, I made a shorts muslin, to try the fit and to learn how to put together the pants. The shorts were a tad tight, so I calculated how much to increase the pattern pieces and I also adjusted the the waist to fit a little higher. After sewing, serging, and top stitching, I was ready to attach the waistband. Before I top-stitched it, I tried them on to check the fit. The waist was a little gappy in the back, so I sewed a small dart right in the middle of the back. Next time I cut the waistband for another pair, I will adjust for this to improve the fit.
I also ordered stripe black and white fabric from Mood, with the idea that I would also make a top for the Mix It Up look, but after I recieved the fabric, I thought the stripes were too wide, and I knew that I would never really wear them together. My alternative was to hit the Thrift and look for a more subtle strip top. I chose three different tops for under five dollars and brought them with me to my daughter’s house in Healdsburg. The girls helped me decide which top was the best to go with my pedal-pushers.
After spending a beautiful warm day on the Russian River, sunning and wading with daughters and granddaughters, we made delicious Vietnamese spring rolls for dinner and ate outside in the garden. The girls also helped me pose in the garden and snapped these photos.
I’ll spend Mother’s Day here with all of the girls. They are secretly putting together a Gourmet Mexican Lunch as I type up this post. Yum!
Here’s the Pinata Part!