I have been afraid of my serger since I took it out of the box over a year ago. I’ve used it on projects to finish seam allowances but that’s really it. I still have a lot to figure out but I can thread it without watching the video and I am no longer terrified i’m going to cut a project in half. I’ve even figured out a quick way of unpicking stitches when i do make a mistake. my new found comfort with it is due to this pants pattern. It’s fantastic and done almost entirely on the serger.
I think I’ve made nearly 20 pairs in about half that many hours which is about the right amount of time for a project like this. I made all of these a few weeks ago but as always life seems to slip by especially amidst all the craziness. We had a film crew at our house from cbs for this spot on Mark’s work. We had loads of poster orders to fill, taxes to file, seeds to start for our garden, and fresh air to enjoy. Plus I made an attempt at sewing up a storm for kids clothes week.
This is old news for most of you but I love these pants on Henry. Made from a xxl polo shirt I thrifted. 95% of the rest of them where also made with thrifted fabric or upcycled t-shirts. The pattern comes in size newborn to 6T. My stash of thrifted goods is sort of taking over the sewing room aka the dining room… so how about I make some kids in your life some pants?