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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Japanese Sewing Week - Wide Leg Pants

It's nearing the end of the first official Japanese Sewing Week and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.  Sara from Made by Sara is hosting and there's a great giveaway at the end so you should all join in the fun!

I have a couple of Japanese pattern books and I love the style.  The instructions are usually minimalist illustrations, but that works really well with my brain.  I decided to sew a quick pair of the Wide Leg Pants (Pattern O) from Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids (*affiliate link) which is one of the Tuttle Publishing books that has been translated into english.  But if you're afraid of trying out a Japanese pattern without knowing the language, you could always use the new Google Translate app.  It's pretty amazing and I can't believe how well it worked with the pattern I used a couple of weeks ago for this post here.

Bean won't stop growing (I asked) so she is once again in dire need of pants.  I thought these wide leg pants would be a great addition to her fall heading into winter wardrobe.  They sew up really quickly and have a comfy fit.  The wide legs make them feel a little pajama-ish, but that's part of what I like about them.

The back has two cute pockets that make me love the style even more.  I used some of the Loominous by Anna Maria Horner fabric I've been hoarding and Bean was really excited about her sparkly purple pants.  I bought the fabric from Imagine Gnats (*affiliate link) and as of the moment I'm posting this it's on sale!

Paired with a long sleeved Paneled Sunsuit tank-turned-tunic, Bean refused to take this outfit off.  She looked so cozy all day and yet still stylish.  I think the wide leg would look great with a top that's a little more snug or with a cardi too.

I'll post more about this reversible top next week in preparation for the big Black Friday sale I'll be having.  Keep an eye out for the coupon code and if you join the DbCA Facebook group there will be a little something extra for you as well.  But for now check out the rest of this amazing tour:

In a Manner of Sewing  |  Conversas de Hermanas  |  Pequenos e Verdes  |  Climbing the Willow
Bartracks and Singletrack  |  S is for Sewing  |  Sew Happy  |  Mamacosesola
Fairies, Bubbles & Co.  |  Sewing Like Mad  |  As it Seams  |  Sewing For Mini Me
La Folie Sewing Booth  |  Just Add Fabric  |  Blogless Anna  |  Sweeter Than Cupcakes  |  Needle and Ted
Miss Castelinhos  |  Made by Toya  |  Lil Luxe Collection  |  House of Estrela
Patty Made It  |  Paisley Roots  |  Rita Pirolita  |  Call Ajaire
So-cal Sewing Mom  |  Kiwi Crafty Chemist  |  Sew Shelly Sew  |  Made by Sara

There will be three lucky winners from the rafflecopter below. Each winner will win one of the following prizes:
 - One pack of 2 two Japanese Sewing books from Tuttle Publishing
 - One pack of 2 two Japanese Sewing books from Tuttle Publishing
 - A $40 fabric voucher from Urban Sew
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