It’s a bit Blue Peter looking but works. (Sorry, only oldies from UK will understand this reference)
Anyhow, one completed pair of faux leather pants now hangs in the wardrobe. Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but presentable.
Horrible close up of back thighs. There is a good bit of stretch in this fabric and these wrinkles mean that the upper leg is too long – too much fabric between bum and knee. There’s only one solution to this and that is recutting the backs taking out an inch or two just below the crotch. But that means remaking the whole pants and I’m not that much of a perfectionist – especially on a practice pair.
I was ashamed the other day to discover thousands of balls of wool and knitting patterns that have been purchased over many years. I am not a good knitter. I only knit with really chunky yarns and extra thick needles and in the plainest K1, P1 style because I lack patience and lose track of rows and number of stitches. I have started so many jumpers, cardigans, scarves and all are left hanging limply on untold number of needles. I was determined to complete just one. You’re looking at it! No sleeves – that’s why it’s completed.
Please help – if you know of any really good resources for sewing with leather I’d appreciate you sharing them.
Better still, if you have sewn leather and blogged – send your link in the comments.
Finally, how many hides do you need for a pair of trousers?
Thanks in advance…..Ruth