twin pants

i cut the fabrics for these pants a few weeks ago and left the grey pair unfinished for more than a week. (stopped working on it when mupig started having his persistent fever last weekend. it’s been more than a week and he is still burning warmly as i type. i really pray that his fever would go away soon.)

so this afternoon i finally hemmed the pants and finished up the elastic casing. annnnnnd… i also finished sewing up the second pair. sewing is fast, it’s the tracing of patterns and cutting of fabrics and procrastination that takes a lot of time.. sigh…

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behold the KX Twin Pants! my girlfriends used to joke about the “KX Twin Jeans” because i used to buy two pairs of identical jeans each time i went shopping. don’t ask me why i needed identical jeans.

anyway, these are real twin pants because they are meant for twins.

the pattern is from 子供服ソーイング LESSON BOOK. i bought it from Kinokuniya after reading the review here. (awesome book, btw, faster go and buy it.)

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i was feeling adventurous and decided to use a bright red thread. this means i had to ensure that all my stitches are extra neat. well, i think most are neat.. >m<

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of course i made many mistakes while sewing up the first pair of pants and had to unpick many many times. however, i was too tired to unpick the waistband because when i realized that i had sewn the whole thing upside-down, the pants were already completed :’D

so for the grey pants, its opening for changing elastics is positioned on the outside of the waistband instead of hidden from public view. how nice.

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learned from my mistake and so for the blue pants, the opening for changing elastics is on the inside.

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actually it’s not that obvious right? RIGHT.

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my favourite design element — fake fly!

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i try to keep the inside as neat as i can.. without an overlocking machine, the zigzag stitch is my BFF..

oh and in case you’re wondering why the waistband for the blue pants is grey, it’s because i forgot to cut out the waist band and used the leftover blue fabric to make myself the pair of shorts below X’D

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these shorts are super comfortable and match my kids’ new pants, what’s not to like?

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you see? even got side-seam pockets with floral print inside.. nice right?

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