Friday, April 5, 2013

My lightweight denim trousers

Here are the pants I had to create for my CDFP class. They are made of a lightweight denim chambray fabric. They are a bit big on me, but I have not washed them I am expecting a tiny bit of shrinkage, as they are 100% cotton.
I made the pattern for these, and it was the first time I have ever created a pants pattern (besides workout pants!)
If I made these again, I would take them in a little bit in the waist.

The fabric is naturally a little wrinkly, which makes them perfect for casual wear. They will work nicely in warmer weather. You can pair them with just about anything.

I made the top that I am wearing as well. It is fabricated from 1970's eyelet that I have had in my fabric stash for a very long time. It belonged to my mom, and then she gave it to me. :-)

Up next for class is the notch collar jacket, and then a empire waist dress I believe.
Of course I will be posting pictures of the finished projects when I can.

Until next post,


  1. Very nice pants . Your class must be so much fun!
    How nice to have fabric from your Mom and to make something for yourself. You must think of her each time you wear it.

    1. Thank you for the compliment :-) Yes, the shirt fabric reminds me of my childhood. It brings a certain memory to mind of when I was about 9 or 10. It is interesting how objects or music can bring to mind past memories, and so clearly too!