11.30.2011

Pipers Anonymous

I swear, if Pipers Anonymous existed I would sign up today. 

I can't stop adding piping to things! 

And, as always, I have a few things to say about this.

First of all, I'd like to blame this project, which I'm pretty sure is the gateway drug to obsessive piping.

Second of all, I'd like to blame these pants for looking so darn cute.  I made a pair of Oliver and S Sailboat Pants a couple months ago but they looked no where near as adorable as these little suckers and I definitely blame the lack of piping.  And once these pants got stuck in my head, I couldn't get them out of my head and I figured that a new pair of Sailboat Pants would be the perfect project for a traditional Thanksgiving Day debut (after all, I can only torture my child so much by putting her in summer dresses when it's thirty degrees outside).


So I dug into my fabric stash and pulled out some uncut corduroy that I had originally purchased to make yet another Colette Ginger skirt.  But considering that I won't have a waist line for many, many months I figured that this fabric could use a new project.  The piping is just store bought piping and the little buttons are from my button stash.  I'll have you know that after the buttonhole debacle on my last pair of sailor pants, three of the buttonholes on this pair of pants are perfect.  And the fourth buttonhole?  Well, it's got some issues, but don't we all.


I sewed up a size 2T again but added some length to the leg to make them more of pant length and therefore more appropriate for the impending winter.  Truth be told, I probably could have added another inch or two, but we'll call it good for now.  Other than that, I just followed the instructions, which were lovely (as usual).

* Oh, and continuing with last year's tradition, I don't have a picture of O wearing her Thanksgiving debut outfit.  One, because I'm lazy.  And two, because they are currently covered in cranberry sauce.  So there.

12 comments:

  1. Mark my words, I'm copying these. I just had a big fail with a new pants pattern in this very fabric, and I'm kicking myself for not going with the tried and true Sailboats! These are perfection. Piping is a girl's best friend...

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  2. To die for. I want a pair in my size.

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  3. Okay, I clearly need to embrace piping, I'm such a sewing wimp! I love these. We all have issues :). Pant length is not my strong suit, and they grow WAY too fast!

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  4. SO CUTE. I'm adding piping to a O+S bubble dress right now! Piping rocks.

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  5. very cute pants. i can't wait to see o in them, minus the cranberry sauce! ;)

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  6. Well they looked cute prior to their baptism by cranberry sauce!

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  7. So cute! I don't know how to do anything like sew or add piping. I'm always jealous of those skills...

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  8. Ooh, the piping is indeed an AWESOME touch! Well done! Super cute.

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  9. That piping is an awsome touch! It reminded me of that little skirt I made last week. Without the piping it would have been just another garmend, but now: marvelous! :-)

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  10. Darling! I need to pipe.

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  11. Hi - I saw these pants in the Oliver & S Flickr group and LOVED them! I was inspired to make a pair out of the same fabric. I blogged about it here: http://adelaidelemonade.typepad.com/adelaide-lemonade/ and mentioned your blog - if you're interested. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. These are perfection!

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