Dignity Drive

We're supporting the Dignity Drive collection being held by Share the Dignity in March & August by stitching re-usable cloth pads. These will be made into kits with a selection of absorbency levels, a hanging strap for drying, and care instructions - ready for distribution by the Share the Dignity team. 

It's a great way to use up all the off-cuts left from our cloth nappy workshops. If you fancy helping out with this worthwhile cause - reach out, I'll always have a spare seat for a helper! (and you can learn all about re-usable pads while you're helping)


Pattern Review - Wardrobe By Me - Men's Summer Pants

Posted on 26 July, 2021 at 23:50

This pattern is for a classic pull-on pair of pants (trousers or shorts) with elastic waist, false fly, and several pocket options. It is available as a downloadable PDF in sizes 2XS (67cm waist) - 4XL (109cm waist). The pattern is suitable for light to medium weight fabrics.

I made the XL size shorts and found the fit was true to size. The elastic waist is not overfull, so the pants have a neat fit, without being too baggy. I used a light-medium weight linen.


The pattern instructions were generally clear and well illustrated, although I did get a little muddled with the front pocket bags - could have had some more matching points marked on the pattern! The pattern also had no allowance for the leg taper at the hem line - I missed noticing that when I was cutting out I needed to have narrow hems instead of the allowed 4cm. The seam allowances are only 1cm, so I’d probably make them wider next time so I can use flat fell seams, but that is purely my own preference.


Overall I really enjoyed making these shorts, and Rod enjoys wearing them. Nice fit, with some lovely design points means I have already adjusted my pattern and have some more pairs cut out ready for sewing!


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