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.

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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™‚ )

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  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.

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    • 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™‚

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  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!

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  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.

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    • 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.

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  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

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  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.

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  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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  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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