Those of you that have already read my first entry ‘Diary of a novice Sewist’, will maybe remember, that PANTS were quite the challenge for me. For weeks…
When I started making my own clothes in February, I predominantly found patterns through Instagram. It didn’t take long for my paths to cross with the Persephone Pants by Anna Allen. Following the hashtag trail, I found a huge variety of these pants and I can tell you – there is a reason they are named Persephone! Everybody looks so HOT in these pants. There wasn’t a single photo where I wasn’t wowed! All these gorgeous booties – everywhere!
High waist, wide leg – I AM READY! Well… or so I thought… Not THAT ready as it turned out.
The first challenge was buying the pattern. Don’t ask me why, but I was so scared of sewing pants that it took me weeks (WEEKS) to buy the pattern. After buying it, it took me a further few weeks before finally starting… And guess what – it wasn’t that hard! I actually really enjoyed sewing them!
Maybe I sewed the legs with one right side and one wrong side out together, maybe I ironed the interfacing with the sticky side up… but honestly – who cares?! Nothing a little seam ripper or cleaning up can’t fix. And if you read the instructions carefully – I’m 100% sure you can do it too. All steps are clear and very well illustrated. I personally ended up sewing 4 of them by now!
But – because not everybody likes to jump into cold water and sew button fly’s – there are a lot of cute pants out there with alternatives to buttons or also zippers. For example, for my pants here, I used the FS LOIS Pants pattern. It’s easy, fast and easy to hack and it’s free! The looser fit and paperbag waist makes it very easy to make and succeed!
As pants with elastics sometimes give me pyjama feelings, I wanted to do something different without loosing the comfort factor. So I shortened the paperbag waist (as I didn’t need the fabric to flip down) and added a tunnel for my cord. And I love it! I can tuck in a big knitted sweater, eat too much or just live my best life.
I hope you like what I made – can’t wait to hear about your stories!