Yet more sewing for Clare! This time a pair of Figgy’s Seraphic pants – just perfect for in-between summer weather. She wore then when she headed off on camp on Sunday afternoon. The house always seems so quiet without her, but I’m sure that she is having an absolute ball. And in the meantime Stella is rather enjoying having her parents (and Buzz) all to herself.
The pattern description is as follows: Going out to dinner, playing in the fields or just lounging about the house, these are the pants to be wearing. These unisex pants are designed for cozy stretch knit for comfort but they don’t lack in style. This modern pant includes front/back topstitched seams, pockets, faux fly and waistband. A slight drop in the center seam gives the pants a touch of contemporary without dragging down the look. Pair these pants with the Celestial Pullover for the perfect Fall ensemble.
Pattern Size Range: 18mo – 8/9yr.
Firstly, did you notice that the pattern description specifically said designed for stretch knit? Well, I used a woven rayon. I figured that since these were a baggy style that it wouldn’t matter at all. And guess what – it doesn’t! The fabric was bought at Spotlight last year, and it’s a lovely medium weight rayon. Sews up beautifully! They had a few different rayon prints at the time, and there are a few still left in my stash.
The pocket construction was a little different to usual, with just one pattern piece per pocket, that folds in half. Everything worked very nicely. I made the pants exactly as per the instructions, fake fly opening and all. Much of the construction was on the overlocker, with topstitching and hems done on the sewing machine. Clare decided that she’d like the topstitching in pink. I cut the size 8/9, and they fit Clare perfectly.
I reckon that I might be able to get another pair made before she grows out of this size. I wish that the Figgy’s size range went up a little higher – maybe I’ll just have to start grading!