Happy April Fool's Day! See What I'm Sewing + Take 50% off – No Joke!

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Happy April Fool's Day! See What I'm Sewing + Take 50% off – No Joke!

imageplaceholder Jill Case
Online Editor, Sew Daily

Sorry, gang I don't have any clever April Fools jokes in my newsletter arsenal so I'm just going to talk about pants.

It is getting to be that time of year, the time for spring and summer garments. Have you ever worn jeans in the summer time and it feels like you're wearing Saran Wrap on your legs? It's completely uncomfortable.

My quest for this year is to make easy to sew pants with very little tailoring.  And, here you can see I am working on a pair of silk pants I had mentioned on a Facebook status update a while back.

To test my pattern I initially made them in a cotton voile from Amy Butler and just made them into shorts since that was all the fabric yardage I had. I adjusted the crotch depth to my measurements and on this silk pair I widened the pant leg by 1 inch so I would be sure to get that chic and elegant swish that I so love.

The pattern I used is very similar to the Burda image above. Mine has a separate waistband treatment. Usually, one might just turn the fabric down and insert the elastic, but this waist band treatment adds a bit more RTW look to them. Additionally, I interfaced the waist band pieces for more structure and I used a 1 3/4" elastic


instead of 1 14". I also made the front of the elastic flat and had all the gathering in the back.

I still need to hand stitch the opening on the waist band as well as hem the pants. I may interface the hem a bit too for a bit of structure as well. I will post a pic of myself wearing these as soon. We've got snow on the forecast for the rest of the week (Boo!) so my silk pant wearing days will be put on hold.

If you are looking to increase your sewing skills and go up a level, check out the Tailoring course offered through Burda. Our own Amber Eden will be teaching, so it's sure to be a great class. Plus, be sure to take advantage of the 50% off below. Some exclusions apply, just check the small print!

 How about you? What types of garments are you looking forward to wearing? Let me know on the blog or Facebook!


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About Jill

I am the Online Editor for Sew Daily and I am so incredibly excited to meet everyone here on this amazing sewing community!

My first passion is garment sewing, I love vintage sewing patterns and working with knits and silks. I also get very jazzed about sewing pants and love learning couture techniques. What about you? I can't wait to get started finding out more about you and what you like to sew.

One thought on “Happy April Fool's Day! See What I'm Sewing + Take 50% off – No Joke!

  1. In Hawai’i where the climate is mild we normally wear warm weather clothing year round except during storms or a mild cold front. But, still looking forward to wearing new spaghetti strap dresses, skirts and cropped pants/jeans. Want to try a palazzo pant or cropped palazzo pant this summer. Oh! and beach wear! Yeah!