First Day of School
More school clothes, BWOF 6/07 #137
Here's my son, ready for the first day of school in his new pants that I finished yesterday:
He really wanted to wear them the first day of school, so I had to get them done quickly. I was able to finish them quickly for a few reasons. First, my son didn't care about the welt pockets on the front. He liked the pattern because of the big patch pockets on the front and back, so he said I didn't have to make them. Second, I really love BWOF's directions for a fly front zipper - it's quick, painless and produces a really great result. If I'm not interrupted, I can install one in 30 to 45 minutes.
I will have to say that I really didn't encounter anything unusual with this set of BWOF directions. I didn't do the welt pockets, so I can't comment on that section of directions, but the rest of the directions were exactly what I expected. The fly front zipper is the only technique that takes a little concentration. I've done quite a few fly zips in the last few weeks, and I'll have to compare the BWOF's directions with some other directions I've used in the past and let you see why I prefer them. That's a whole other post, though.
Here's a few of shots of the pockets - the back patch pockets have flaps and velcro and the front patch pockets also get sewn into the side seam.
I actually think I'm done with school clothes for the children. I have one more planned dress to make for myself, and then I'll just be making whatever strikes me when the new BWOFs arrive. Tonight, I'm going to work on some MG artwork, templates and some new trousers for myself from Patrones. They're not for school, but I've been meaning to get them made and it hasn't happened yet - I'm interested to see how Patrones trousers will fit.
Q/A: Beth, who has sons, too, wanted to know "Is your son also completely fascinated by the sewing machine like mine are?" Yes, he is. He's actually fascinated by many mechanical items. The children have their own sewing machine - a smaller toy-like Janome that actually isn't too bad. He can sew a fairly decent seam, but I'm going to wait until he's big enough to sit at the large table and reach the floor before he can use mine!
Parting Shot: I couldn't leave my daughter out of the first day of school pictures. Doesn't she looked thrilled to be going back to school?