I ummed and ahhed about doing KCW this time as my kids have no serious clothes needs right now. and I am in the middle of other projects. However, my sister and nephew are coming for a visit so I decided to use the time to make him some more pyjamas.
I used a blue check flannel, which is annoyingly shown here on the wrong side.
I cut this out a while ago and I think I cut it too short, so I am also going to add a cuff, likely via the method in Sewing for Boys.
I only plan to make one item this time (well a top and and bottoms), or maybe a few - as I have some skinny flashback tees already cut out from last KCW...don't judge my extreme slackness! Because I am not making much, I wanted to make this something I did super properly. So I decided to concentration on the details and finish, using nicer seam treatments etc. Here are some rather boring shots of that!
Here is the turn and stitch on the crotch seam. I love this for trousers as it will be super comfy.
Here is french seaming the inseam
And this is the outer seam. The seam allowaneace was 1/2" so I pressed it open, then raw edges to middle, then back together and edgestitched it closed. I don't know if that has a name, but it looks almost identical to the french seam on the inside.
Then, feeling very happy with myself, I put on the waistband. After sewing the first seam, I decided to make buttonholes for elastic rather than enclosing it. So I put those on the main leg as the waistband will fold down over that....
Except it wont. It folds in half onto itself. So now I have random "feature" buttonholes in the side of the hip for no good reason. I am annoyingly dumb sometimes :)
And here they are nearly finished - renewed elastic plan and cuffs tomorrow and then I will move onto the top :)
What are you sewing for KCW?