First order for “party pant”

I have recently received a few enquires regarding the “Party Pant” and possibly making them for people other than my boyfriend.
So over the weekend I bought a pattern and took my first order for “Party Pant”. I have almost completed the construction of this first order and as of this evening I just have the hem to finish.

I don’t want to spoil the surprise of the first public wearing (scheduled for later this month); however I can tell you that as these are “Party Pant” they have been made from one of my many African wax print fabrics and I am using a Simplicity trousers pattern – unisex, multi size drawstring and elastic waist with 2 front pockets.

Be sure to check out the original “Party Pant ” 

Introducing the “Party Pant”

SW4 party pant
The original "Party Pant" as worn at SW4

These trousers have been affectionately named “Party Pant” by our friends after their first public appearance at SW4 Music festival at Clapham Common 2010. I think the name is perfect and has stuck.

Version 1 – the original “Party Pant”

I’ve made one alteration since the initial construction – added 2 side pockets with closures. This meant a little bit of unpicking and restitching.

 

version 2 Party Pant
version 2 "Party Pant" as worn at Chemical Brothers - Wireless Gig

 

Version 2 – Wireless Music festival “Party Pant”

I love the colous in this fabric and the front pockets are really good. My boyfriend received numerous enquires on “where could one purchase such cool trousers from?” and Radio station Kiss FM were interested in whom/where they were made – “Shut up! ! ! You made these this morning!?”

3 of us were photographed by Kiss FM and we are on Kiss FM’s Facebook page in their photos from Wireless Festival, Saturday 2nd July. Be sure to check us out.

Check out some other African print designs www.madebynomes.com/2012/05/tribal-print-is-hot-this-summer/ and my Etsy shop where Party Pants, shorts and skirts in African Print designs can be purchased – www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

Saturday morning “Party Pant”

Last weekend an early morning alarm startled me awake, and briefly I thought it was another weekday morning …. Luckily it wasn’t; however I was now completed awake at 6:30am on Saturday morning … 6:30am !!
What to do ……how about make some bright “Party Pant” for my boyfriend to wear to Wireless Festival in Hyde park later on Saturday.
wireless party pant
Amending a size 8 elastic waist trousers pattern (bought for £1 from Ebay) I fashioned some African wax print cotton trousers suitable for my b/f. I added 2 front pockets and also adjused the front to be fitted with 2 darts and the back has an elastic waist.

Total construction time including pattern drafting and fitting, approx 3.5 hours. I plan now to invest in multi size trouser patterns, as this will cut down on the drafting and amendments.