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hi, i'm maggie.

{like the rod stewart song}

i'm a quirky millennial living in the bay area who loves dark beer, hiking, exposed brick, and creative endeavors, in particular sewing for my four nieces: nora, etta, maya, and neela.

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baby pants

remember that 'lil man flannel i made?  well these pants were intended to go with it. 

i had this corduroy in my stash from a jacket i made etta, I originally purchased it back in cambridge from gather here. i picked up the accent fabric at a store in scottsdale when we were at spring training. yep that's how vic and i roll: baseball games, fabric stores, and beer. #compromises

feeling confident in my corduroy abilities after my experience with farmers market jacket and winter dresses, i decided to try my hand at a new challenging pattern: art museum trousers by you guessed it, oliver + s.

this pattern has welt pockets, which I had never done before. now there was a time when i would have done a practice round before diving into the real thing. however i work a ton and am lucky if i can sew 1-2 hours during the week. i want what little time i have at my machine to be fun and for me fun means producing. so with the help of a smashed pumpkin ale from shipyard brewing (these are fall pants after all) i just dove in.

the result was pretty good. obviously there are things i'll do better next time, but sometimes done is better than perfect right?

i did alter the waist band construction method, choosing to hand stitch the inside. also my waist band piece was a little longer than the pants, so I had to add a little tuck to make it fit, but i did so under a belt loop so it doesn't show. 

and can we talk about how cute that faux fly is?

now the baby I was originally making these for has very long genetics (dad is 6'4'' and mom is about 5'10'', both beanpoles). due to fabric limitations i couldn't add extra inches to the pieces i was cutting and decided i would just do an extra small hem to gain length. 

then plans changed and I decided these were going to be for my own niece neela. her dad is about 5'9'' and her mom (my sister), well let's just say i have been towering over her for about 15 years. so i felt comfortable doing a normal hem.

gail hit the nail on the head when she said 'something extra satisfying about making things in the smalles size...grown-up details on tiny clothes are just so cute.' let's admire those tiny grown up details shall we?  

i love how soft these pants are. combined with the fact that i did a french (i.e. fully finished and no scratchy parts) seam on the sides they feel like they would be super comfy to crawl around in.

enjoy your pants neela!

love,

aunt maggie

 

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