2 They are easy to make. No seam finishing needed. No zips, no buttons.
3 They are quick to make.
4 They look smart.
5 They’ll be great for 24 hour plane flights.
6 They’re good to wear with boots.
7 I can wear them to work (the grey ones at least), secret pyjamas,yay.
8 They’re wash and wear, no ironing.
9 You can make them all the colours of the rainbow.
10 They’re very stretchy, or as ‘Ginger‘ says, great if you need to kick someone in the neck, during a street fight. Ok, maybe that’s not really something I need.
I’ve made a pink pair, seen here in the foyer of the Nishi Hotel (going to see The Trip to Italy). Also wearing a cream bamboo Sewaholic Renfrew top under a (Country Road) cardi with a scarf from Canberra’s handmade market. Icebreaker coat, yep needed!
I’ve made a grey pair, seen here in the foyer of the High Court of Australia (going to a fabulous concert, Music of Magnificence, with Polifemy, Walking the Dog and the Trumpet Club). Also wearing my ecru/natural jersey Coco under my (Country Road) jumper. Princess Highway red coat from Melbourne.
I’ve made a patterned pair, seen here on a walk round the lake. David Lawrence jumper. No coat needed, a mild winter morning.
Have you got a favourite pants pattern?
Construction: Seams done with a small zig zag stitch and left unfinished. Side seams top-stitched with twin needle. Elastic overlocked to waist. Hem and waistband hemmed with twin needle.
A note on the twin needles. I had a few dramas half-way through. All was going well until I ran over a pin and broke one of the twin needles. When I replaced it I had no end of trouble with skipped stiches, from one of the needles. I didn’t know what to do until I found Susan’s blog. In ‘double the troubleshooting’ post, she said skipped stitches were often caused by not using stretch needles. Once I replaced my universal twin needles with stretch twin, I had no more skipped stitches. A big thank you to Susan of Moonthirty.
I’ve linked this post up at Sewing Saturdays at Simple Simon and company, where you can see what other people are sewing this weekend.