Pantsapalooza details!

Aside from dress hemming (which I’m working as hard as I can to get everything done in time!), I finally had a chance to sit down and take care of some of the details to get this thing rolling. So here’s the plan:

The official dates are going to be this Friday, September 6 through Sunday, October 6. But if people need more time, that’s completely ok! My own plan is ambitious enough that I might need more time myself, depending on how many Saturdays I get stuck working this month. (I already know I have to do an open-to-close shift this Saturday, and I do have a cousin’s wedding to attend next Saturday, so it’s not looking so good…)

I also went ahead and started a Flickr group.

I did attempt to make a button. I am a complete idiot when it comes to html, apparently, and multiple tutorials and blog button generators have not yet generated those cool buttons with the code box underneath, and I apologize for that. I will try to figure it out, but I did promise my husband I’d spend some time with him today. So for now, I’m just going to share the graphic. I apologize, and if anyone has any advice to offer on how to make this work, I’d appreciate it!
Edit: Thanks to advice on Twitter, namely from Melissa, and this tutorial, got it working. Yay!



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Since this is a looser sewalong than many, as in we’re not all necessarily working on the same pattern, I’m going to work on putting up some posts that will hopefully prove helpful–fitting help, discussions relevant to certain patterns that are already out there, etc. I’m certainly going to be looking for information on the Sewaholic Thurlows, and the Colette Juniper/Clover pants–any other patterns I should look for?

Anyway, feel free to comment here and/or in the Flickr group to sign up, and let’s get this rolling!

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12 thoughts on “Pantsapalooza details!

  1. Found you through the Sewcialists firehose, and I'm in! I've been meaning to attempt trousers for ages now, and I'm just about finished by current project, so clearly this is a sign. πŸ™‚

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  2. I am joining in and making thurlows as well – I have the pattern and some fabric so I am good to go! Immediately confused by envelope measurements as the finished measurements seem like quite a lot of ease for the actual measurements (but maybe you need that for trousers..?)

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  3. I know that you need enough ease to be able to walk and sit down! I do remember hearing and/or reading something at one point about it being ok to have a few wrinkles in the butt area, because overfitting will make it hard to sit. I haven't looked too closely at the ease on this particular pattern yet, so it's good to know there might be a lot of it. I'll have to check that out.

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  4. I saw your pants fitting resources post on the firehose, and that was very useful!
    I just finished trousers for myself, and I'm planning to make pants for my girlfriend next. I don't think I'll be able to finish them in time. I plan on drafting the pattern myself, so I'll be lucky if I can get sewing by your deadline πŸ˜‰
    Nevertheless, I'm keeping an eye on things here as I have everything to learn about making pants for women πŸ™‚

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  5. I'm glad you found it helpful! You have a lot more courage than I do, I'm not sure if I could ever make men's trousers. (Especially because my husband is super-picky about how he likes things to fit.)

    At the rate I'm going, I'll be lucky if I can even finish my wearable muslin in time myself–this has not been a good week for sewing at all. Hopefully I can catch up next week.

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  6. Wow… I MISSED this and am so glad I was reading up on what you have been up to! I JUST received my Thurlow pattern on Saturday! Perfect timing! YAY! I will have to join you even though I am quaking in my boots! ~Laurie

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