Happy (Clover) Pants

Nothing like a celebration to light a fire under your butt. Months ago I prepped three projects but never finished them: two skirts and a pair of pants. Mother’s Day made me finish a circle skirt. Then, with my birthday coming up, I decided to finish the Clover pants.

Happy (Clover) Pants

So there it is, pants. Nothing exciting but totally necessary.My last pair had a maternity band and I wore the mess out of them. So much so that they no longer stay up, which is a problem when you’re out in public :). The fabric lost its elasticity and no longer has any recovery. Needless to say they have been retired. I replaced them with another denim pair. The fabric came from Fabric.com and I am quite happy with it. The photos were taken after an hour-long walk.

Look, no soggy bottom (I blame Paul Hollywood for putting those words in my head)!

Happy (clover) Pants 2

I still love the fit and will be whipping up two other pairs: one in red and the other in navy. The only hassle I encountered when making this latest pair is that the waistband stretched out even though I staystitched it. I blame myself. I completely skipped interfacing the waistband. I couldn’t be bothered to cut it out. LAZY. I rarely do shortcuts and here I did a major one. I’m going to blame baby brain. The inside of the waistband looks awful so I’m going to redo it later.

So not only did I turn 33 today, my little man turned 3 months. My husband took the day off and we’ve had a nice day celebrating together.

We are 33 years and 3 months today, respectively.


61 thoughts on “Happy (Clover) Pants

  1. Very cute pants! I think they fit you really well. And Happy birthday to both of you! (I’ve also started following your blog to see what else you post šŸ™‚ )


  2. Wow, those fit great! Making lots more is the way to go, once you have the fit down that well. And ah yes, every once in a while we need a humbling reminder of why not to take (some) shortcuts…. šŸ˜‰ And again, happy b’day! Hope you had an awesome day.


    • Thank you! I worked on the fit of these for ages so they deserve to be made over and over again šŸ™‚

      My husband is baking me chocolate chip cookies from scratch. The day keeps getting better šŸ™‚


  3. Adorable! I’m hoping to tackle a pair of Clovers sometime this fall. Hope I don’t have to go through 4 muslins though — not sure I have the patience for that!


  4. Happy birthday to you — and happy three-month mark baby boy. Glad to see you happy and healthy! Pants are Sewlution challenge this year and seeing your Clover reminds me that I better get cracking with them.


    • I know, I know. It has been ages. Trying to get used to my new normal and figure out how sewing fits in. I think I may have figured it all out. For now anyway šŸ™‚ I definitely recommend them if you’re not afraid to fit them. But they were fun to work on so you should go for it.


  5. Happy Birthday Mela, you’re looking absolutely incredible! And I love your pants, they fit perfectly!!! Love seeing pics of you and your little man too!xx


  6. Oh my goodness your little man is the cutest! Happy birthday to the both of you. I think your pants look great on you. It’s always great to find a perfect basics pattern.


  7. So cute! I keep meaning to make a pair in denim but haven’t gotten around to it. Too many patterns, too little time! But these are such a great staple, especially since you’ve nailed the fit.

    Love Ollie’s shoes too! Happy birthday again!


    • Thank you!

      Too many patterns, too little is right. I am always thinking about the next project before finishing what I’m working on. It just seems to be the way.


    • Thanks Winnie. You are too sweet. I’ve been meaning to go on your blog and tell you how much I love your culottes! You made that pattern win me over. Totally.


  8. Wow, this is such a gorgeous outfit and those pants fit so well! You’re looking so good!! Every time I read your blog in tempted to get off my lazy ass and start making my own clothes.


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