Sunday, 3 April 2011


Today is Mothers Day in the UK so I got some nice cards, and a lovely cushion from my DGD Alana

Alana also got mummy a nice cup with I love my Mummy on.  Dad said that she helped to write the card too hmmmmmmmmmmm.

 Alana has learned to crawl since last weekend - we are now having to Alana-proof the house.

Yesterday my D Mike had to go to help his son move into his new apartment so I had a day to get on with some sewing.

Now that spring has arrived, I decided to tackle that same old problem of creating a pair of trousers that I feel comfortable in.  So back to my McCalls M5239 pattern that I used with Gill in my fitting class.

And here is the result.

 Here the pocket and waistband has been top-stitched in white.
 I used a nice white satin bias binding for the bottom edge of the waistband.  To the right you can see a glimpse of leopard-print fabric that I am going to use for a blouse and the lining for the jacket.  I also have some shoes that match the leopard print exactly.

I decided that I wanted a placket front for the zipper so I found a pattern with this feature and added to my McCalls pattern.

I am using another old Palmer Pletch pattern again to make a long jacket to go with these pants - more about that in a future blog.

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