Updates on the new projects

Remember the fabric I got from the fabric store not that long ago to make PJ trousers with?

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Material for PJ trousers, including matching his and hers sheep ones!

I wasn’t too sure how to start off with making trousers and where to start, this is the first time I’ve ever done it! The OH suggested I could take apart his old pair which were falling apart to use as a guide, but after spending 2 nights of a couple of hours each unpicking the hems and the waistband, I decided it was too time consuming to continue in this vain. So after consulting my trusty ol’ DIY Couture book, I finally made a start and managed to cut out the front and back pieces using his old pair.

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PJ trousers getting cut

I’m really excited, because using the cut pieces from the car fabric, I used that as a pattern for the blue sheep jersey so I didn’t have to trace around the old pair again. It also means that I managed to get all the pieces cut for 2 pairs of PJ trousers without having to do that again later!

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Cut pieces for the car and sheep PJ trousers

The old trousers will be used for rags (the OH is always needing rag material for working on the cars), so instead of going to the fabric shop scouring for wide waistband elastic, the elastic waistband I unpicked from the pair I used as a pattern will be re-used for one of the new pair. There’s another pair of ratty PJ trousers that will be used for rags as well, so I’ll need to unpick the waistband from those for the sheep jersey pair.

The other geeky dressmaking find that I got was 2 lengths of faux fur I got from the fabric shop yesterday:

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White leopard print and grey chinchilla faux fur fabric

Luckily the widths of the fabric are the length I need them to be! I’ve been eyeing the grey chinchilla one for ages, I thought long and hard about it last year but decided against buying it impulsively. By the time I was thinking it would make a great snood, the entire roll had disappeared. Now that it’s re-appeared and to avoid repeating history, I bought half a metre of each fabric. Because of both faux fur materials are quite thin, I’m thinking of making them into double-loop faux fur snoods, kind of like my grey leopard print faux fur snood which is really cosy. With the weather getting cooler, I think it’s the perfect time to get started on new faux fur snoods.

I’ll be sure to post tutorials for both the trousers and faux fur snoods once they’re done!

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