pants II

I made a second pair of pants with the pattern in Sew U. Green again; the softest corduroy this time.

Please forgive the prominence of my behind in this picture; I’m exceptionally proud of the buttonholes on the faux pocket flaps. And the poor lighting is due to my demanding to have a picture taken right now. (You were right, dear, there was too much glare.)

My sewing machine is a vintage Singer cabinet model from the ’40s. It’s a workhorse, and a gorgeous thing, but it only sews straight: forward and back. When I bought it (for $25) the drawers were full of extra parts, including a monstrous-looking buttonhole attachment in its box with its original manual, copyright 1946.

The thing works! It shoves the fabric side-to-side and then reverses back on itself to make the buttonhole.

It’s insane. And glorious.

9 Responses to “pants II”

  1. Barb Says:

    Glad to see a new posting…behind and all. The pants look great.

  2. ami Says:

    The pants look insanely amazing! I have an older sewing machine too- a pfaff from the early fifties. I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

  3. Wendy Says:

    Wow! I want to make my own pants too! These look so comfy.

  4. Eliza Says:

    wow! That’s beautiful (the pants AND the machine!)

  5. boodely Says:

    Thanks everybody!
    They are super comfy – I had to give myself a pep talk so as not to wear them “one more time” before laundry.

  6. Ellen Says:

    Aww, they are wonderful and you are too! I am so glad you got the house organized enough to make them!!! They are so professional looking and all. That machine is the coolest, you are very impressive sewer, not sewar, sower, no, sewer?? augh…love you

  7. katie Says:

    Your cords look cool and that buttonholer makes a very nice looking buttonhole indeed! Cheers!

  8. pfirsch Says:

    Did your buttonholer come with the feed dog cover? I have a buttonholer, too, but it was missing that one part.

  9. Barb Says:

    You talk about the 1946 machine as if were old. 🙂

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