Thursday, November 10, 2011

Butterick 4646- Sassy 70's pants!

Here is my pattern:
 My fabric is thin corduroy in a chocolate brown color.

Notions: Two 6" metal zippers and brown thread. I didn't buy any thread because I was convinced that I had a ton from making Andrew's coat. No, I had one spool that ran out when I was winding the bobbin. Whoops. So I did it all, including top-stitching, in black. It is unnoticeable.
 Time: Maybe 2 hours, they were so fast and easy!

Cost: The zippers cost as much as the fabric, so about $15 total.
 God these pictures are awful! I am going and buying a digital camera tomorrow! These pants look way better in real life!
 Here are some hideous flash pictures to show off the details:
 Making the waistband and the zipper plackets was interesting. You fold it all to the outside (instead of to the inside, like for jeans) and then topstitch it down. Then you sew in the zippers, since they are meant to be exposed.
I restrained myself and did not put M's on the back pockets.
I am pleased with the fit and the color. They look cute with my green jacket and were fairly warm.

Today, I passed my interview to be a sub for CPS, yay!

Also, it started snowing as I was walking back from the train! Fun day!


  1. Wow, these are so awesome!!! I love the colour and the fit is just perfect! Congrats on the job front too!

  2. Your pants are super cute! I love corduroy!

  3. Cute pants! They look warm and comfy too.

    Taking pics from hip or knee level will reduce the skewed perspective. Not sure you can convince your hubby to kneel down for photoshoots, tho ;)

  4. These are so cute! When are you gonna do a post on how you get all this stuff sewn up so quickly, lol?

  5. Yes I love those zippers! I am starting a sewing linky party today called Sew & Tell Saturday at my website and I am hoping to get some vintage sewists aboard to post their projects because there aren't any sewing linky parties to show off vintage sewing. But you can post anything fabric related too! Kids stuff, knitting, crafts... I hope you can come over and post a link to your blog today! Thanks so much!Justine @ Sew Country Chick

  6. Love your pants! The zippers are a fabulous touch. Congrats on the CPS interview!!


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