Hello Everyone! I have been sewing quite a lot lately and decided to do a tutorial on how I made dungaree thingys for Hollie Acorn for when she goes like hiking or walking in places such as forests.
You will need:
- Time (I used up quite a lot)
- Sewing needle
- Sewing Thread (I used black and white)
- Decorating things for example ribbons and beads
So this is the fabric I chose and though it frayes very easily, I decided to give it a go anyway. Along with that, I used a pink ribbon.
First of all, draw yourself a little trouser template such as the one above, remember to allow a seam allowance anywere that the spilt in the middle!
Cut that template out of fabric and sew the top and bottom extra flap over, do not sew over the sides or the split at the bottom!
Now you have to draw the front side, trace your paper template onto the fabric but leave the top seam allowance off.
You will need a bit of a seam allowance when that box thing ends, hem the edges, do not do the sides of pants or split at the bottom (This is really inportant)
Now you should have two pieces looking like this:
Place your two sewn pits so that the good side is touching your figure and the bad side is facing outwards, sew the sides together but allow a bit of room for your figure to move.
You need to remember that you have the bottom still to sew as well as the other side of the pants!
Once you have done that, sew the bottom split, try to keep as close to the edge as you can since it makes the trouser leg holes bigger (mine were a bit small)
So now your figure should look something like this, now you can decorate and add straps to your outfit.
I added pink ribbon to the trousers and used it as the straps. I also created a bag and headband, I can do a tutorial on how I did the bag if you want.
Do you like it?
Don’t worry Cutata and Nina! I have not forgotten about that rain coat tutorial that I promised you back at the start of June! It is coming before September ends hopefully, just because of what I am doing next month, you will all be sick of tutorials =) It is my birthday in around two weeks and I am SO excited since I am getting the complete Ginger Cat family (I had to pay some of it though). Next Weekend I will probably post about Hollies adventure to the Redwood Forest.