By now, I should simply stop mentioning my obsession with quilted things... but I figured it was high time I made myself a pair of quilt pants!
I'd been eyeing a pair of pants a friend of mine had made a few times and finally asked her which pattern she used.
As soon as I received the printed pattern, I started cutting it and took my sweet time, one step a day, to avoid getting overwhelmed and making mistakes.
- Thrifted Quilt
- Bob Pant Pattern - I printed mine through The Plotted Pattern and am very happy with their service.
- Elastic for the waistband
Check out the rest of my sewing essentials.
I purposefully chose a bigger size so as not to take any chances with my limited amount of fabric (since I persist in not making a toile).
They're the perfect layering pants for the cold front we've been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest.
I wear them all day with wool underlayers.
I've already made a second pair in a light linen fabric and sized down, though I would lengthen the legs a little as I'm not a fan of the cropped look, though for a summer pair of pants, that could still work!
So in the end, I'd say the pattern fits true to size.
I only noticed while writing this blog post that there is a whole video tutorial available!
As for most of my pants projects, I decided to forgo the pockets, because I don't like their look on me and because I made the cutest belt bag to contain all my essentials.
I got a serger for free via my local Buy Nothing group and I'm so grateful for it. I serge the pieces as soon as I cut them so that the fabric keeps its shape.
I don't have the patience to sew flat felled or French seams, but hope to one day finish my garments with one of these techniques for a professional finish.
My new obsession consists in stamping my projects. Maybe one day I'll have custom-made tags, but for now, this'll do.
The Instagram inspiration is endless, check out all these fun prints!
Night Moves also makes the cutest pants, they inspire me to alter the pattern a little for less fabric bunching in the stomach area.
Have you ever made a pair of Bob Pants? How did it go?