My lovely friend Sara has been inspired to sew. She said it is down to loving all the gear I make for her 3 year old son Dexter! A compliment indeed – if my makes or my blog inspires one person to sew then I see that as a MASSIVE achievement.
The printed instructions are simple to follow but there is nothing like seeing it done in real life. As we couldn’t get together (Australia to England is a long haul for a sewing lesson!) I decided to video a tutorial. I will NOT be sharing it here. It’s totally ridiculous, in about twenty parts and by god, my northern accent is strong – why didn’t anyone tell me? There goes my hopes of TV stardom. (If nothing else she’ll have a laugh while following it.)
I have made so many pairs of Parsley Pants over the years – I have added knee patches, pouch pockets, box pleat pockets and the occasional tuxedo stripe. As you can see I favoured a knee pad and a superhero theme, there are more details about Captain Barnacles and Buzz Lightyear on the blog. He was so cute, why did he turn 3?
This is the pair I made for the tutorial. You might recognise the fabric, I made the My Dad’s Gilet and Archie’s Adventure Pants out of it. A charity shop bargain to rival all bargains! It’s a heavy cotton drill, it seems to be going on and on!
I added the pouch pockets to this version, along with some mint green topstitching. They look cute with this tee, not ‘me made’ I am afraid, but ironically sent by Sara from Boys & Girls (check them out, they have some lovely gear!)
If you want a quick and easy sew with the 70’s throwback look then this is the pattern for you! I am looking forward to seeing Sara’s make!