It has officially been one year since I started sewing! I can't believe how far I've come since I made my first meringue skirts. But the thought of sewing pants was still making me nervous, so I started with these 1950's pajama pants.
I royally f'd up the side closure. This is what I get for trying something new with a vintage pattern. You think you understand the esoteric instructions and then you look at what you've done... hot mess. But I'm happy I pushed through and managed to insert an invisible zipper. Too bad the zipper and thread were grey...
And yeah, I am not loving the fit here but overal I don't think it isn't terrible for a first attempt.
So, funny story. I wanted to do flat felled seams on this project and I got as far as cutting one side of the salvages before realizing: you can't sew inside a tube! Derpderpderp.
(wrong side of fabric)
So I whip stitched the entire inseam, side seams, waistband and hems. It was definitely time consuming, but actually really relaxing. I used contrasting thread because I want my top to be grey with navy thread. I am ok with the fact that you can see these hand stitches on the outer fabric, I think it's a nice handmade touch.