I’m on a mission to go through my entire collection of patterns and make most of the items, slowly but surely I’m working through it. I told myself that I will not buy any more patterns until I have sewn at least half of what I already have. (And then I laughed, and laughed at this empty promise). Last week I have tackled Hosh pants from LouBee Clothing, but let me tell you, it wasn’t all rosy and sweet.
I bought this lovely stretch twill from Miss Matatabi sometime last year, specifically thinking of making Hosh pants but just never really got around to it. When I finally did it, I worked for several days through (mostly at night) and finished them completely before actually trying them on my kid. Do you see where I’m going with that?
Yea…. they didn’t fit at all. I wanted to cry!! Somehow I missed a step during the construction of the waistband and the sides were bowing out, not to mention that the size was clearly too big for A, because who can bother with measuring your kid properly before going through the trouble of actually making something custom for her? (shaking my head at my past self).
Pants: modified Hosh pants, Tshirt and Vest: second hand no name brand, shoes: Crazy 8
Since Hosh pants don’t have outer side seams, I couldn’t just take that in to make it fit, so I had to make a decision to completely switch out the waistband. I ripped it out (with tears in my eyes, mind you, because it was a very first time I made a cool, adjustable band waistband) and replaced it with thrifted knit ribbing and thick elastic. I got that idea from Hosh shorts made by Glitter and Wit, where she used a yoga band waistband. I also took in the backside about 1.5cm, as it was sagging due to being a size too large.
I actually really REALLY love the result. A is very comfortable in these pants and I love how high the back goes and just the whole fit overall. I do think it’s a good pattern as a jumping point, it’s so customizable to whatever you need and definitely taught me a lesson to always measure your kid before just randomly choosing the size that you think will work. She has some room to grow into them, as the pants are supposed to be a slim fit.
I’m thinking either a skirt or a Doli Tank for my next project for A, either that or another shirt for N but I also have three quilts currently in the making, haha.. Right now I’m totally torn between wanting to sew garments and wanting to quilt!! Everytime I’m doing one thing, I feel like I’m cheating on the other community!! Ever felt like that?