Make a Garment a Month December plans

Since it is technically ‘winter’ here… oh come on it was like 20 degrees (celcius) last night… that’s cold, isn’t it?

Alright, since it is ‘cool’ season here, it is time to tackle pants! This is what I’m planning

(Sorry for the crappy picture but batteries are almost done…..)

I bought this fabulous cotton/spandex at my favourite Chiang Mai fabric store (Narin Fabric Supermarket, in case you’re interested) for about $4/metre and it’s 150cm wide.

And my wonderful sister popped along to the recent Spotlight sale and picked me up 5 patterns for $10. This is one of them and I didn’t even realise at the time that it was a Palmer/Pletsch fitting pattern, which I now hope will help with the fit. I am going to make view A, long close fitting pants.

I hope to move the fly zip to a side zip. I’ve always found side zips pants to be a good fit and they don’t add any extra bulk or detail to the front (which I definitely don’t need).

So that’s one plan for December. There are several more, including a Christmas day dress, which I’ll post more about soon.

And since the pants are green they also count towards the Sewcialists  Sew Green December. (You can also follow them on twitter) two birds, one stone – love it!

So what are you sewing in December?

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6 Responses

  1. Hi Gaye – just found this post – this looks a good project to tackle – pants can be a bit tricky. I agree with you about the front zip, so it will be great to see how these work out with the side zip.

    You have quite some sewing plans for Xmas. Good luck 🙂

    Read your post about winning the books. Yes, it would rank as a low probability, winning all three. Right outside the tails. A statistical outlier. What a great place to have been 🙂

  2. Gaye says:

    Yes, I do have quite some plans – now to knuckle down and make them a reality! The pants will be the big challenge. I did make some when I was oooh about 19. Didn't seem to have the same fit problems then, or maybe I just didn't care;)

  3. I think at 19 you tend to think you look great anyway – and in hindsight, we did 🙂

  4. Chris Lucas says:

    Ooo pants! I haven't yet tackled pants but I'd love to though… years ago I made myself quite a few pairs of culottes and loved them as they were so comfortable and kinda looked like I was wearing a skirt. Looks like you've got a great pattern to work with and I hope yours turn out great and make you feel like your 19 again 🙂

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  6. Gaye says:

    If they can make me feel 19 again then they would definitely be magic pants.

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