Lyon's Farm Fall Festival was last weekend. I've had a booth at their festival every year except one since 2012.
This year, one of the projects that I worked on at the festival was 2 pairs of ruffled pants for my granddaughter.
|sewing on a Singer 301A at the festival|
I don't sew clothes. I did make my granddaughter some T-shirt dresses earlier this year. Those were my first clothing I've made since Home Ec in 9th grade. My shirt in Home Ec turned out looking like a maternity top (despite the teacher checking every step).
Well, I bit the bullet and decided to try this pattern (found at Goodwill).
|ruffled pants pattern|
The pattern suggests either surging all the seams or using a zig zag stitch. Well, all the machines at the festival were straight stitch machines. Because of the straight stitch issue, I decided to do rolled hems on each seam.
Pinning each rolled hem takes LOTS of time. I didn't get much sewing done at the festival. Once I started, I had to keep going, so that all the seams were the same. After the festival, I stitched on my purple Featherweight.
|stitching the hem|
I made lots of mistakes, but I learned from each mistake. I did use the serger on the inside leg seams, and on the ruffles. I finally finished both pairs of ruffled pants late last night.
If you look close at both pairs of pants, you can see one of my mistakes. I decided that that mistake was going to stay.
I also made a satin and flannel blanket for my newest grandson. His big sister and big brother both have one, and I was told he needed one, too.