Orange “Party Pant” for sale

I have completed my first pair of “Party Pant” which will be for sale in my Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

 

orange and black swirls party pant. Size S

This pair of casual unisex trousers, referred to as “Party Pant” have been made out African wax print cotton fabric with orange and black swirls on a white background.

Made with an elastic waist and drawstring, 2 front pockets and French seams throughout for additional strength.  The fabric has been pre-washed to prevent shrinkage and colour run.

 

pocket orange party pant
pocket, waistband and drawstring

These “Party Pant” are designed to sit on either the waist or hips and are for perfect festivals, lounging around the house and everywhere in between !

Size – Small

Purchase for  £15.00 plus postage, 1 currently available  (unless a made to size order is placed)

measurements

waist (unstretched): 66cm (26inches)

waist (stretched):  86cm (34inches)

top of waist to hem: 104cm  (41inches)

Blue and white spotty dress

For this dress, I manipultated a pattern I found on the Burda Style website.  http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/coffee-date-dress-multisize-sample

The Burda Style website is great for sewing ideas and some patterns can be downloaded for free. The dress pattern I used had to be printed onto A4 paper, and there were approx. 25 pages which needed to be joined together and then cut out. This did take me a while to do and the finished pattern was rather stiff and covered with joins and  sticky tape!!

cutting out the dress pattern
cutting out the dress pattern

My alterations of the pattern:- I removed the ruffle, added the waistband, and slimmed down the entire dress. It took me 3 attempts to finish it and to make it fit correctly as the sizing was not very accurate. The construction of the dress was slightly frustrating and time consuming.

finished spotty dress
finished dress

I think the polka dot pattern gives a lovely summery look to the dress, unfortunately with all this wintry weather, it may have to be stored in the wardrobe now until next summer.

Materials used:
approx 2 metres of fabric
long dress zipper
hook and eye
sewing thread