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5.21.2014

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Review and Giveaway


I made some pants for myself. Sarouel pants to be specific. I love them. It's like wearing clouds! I know 99.9% of people hate this look, but I don't mind. You can all laugh at me and my "poopy pants," but I'll laugh back when you're melting from the heat in your tight pants while I feel a balmy breeze. Just kidding, but really, these pants are so cool.
I made these pants using the straight-cut sarouel pants pattern from the Happy Homemade: Sew Chic book. I was sent one to review, and I get to giveaway two to you wonderful readers! The book was written in Japanese, but it was released in English. Enter the giveaway below!
I have always admired the Japanese style. I love it on children and on women. It looks so easy, relaxed, comfortable, and breezy. I was so excited to receive the book and try out some sewing! After looking through I wanted to make three or four items and had a hard time narrowing it down. Finally, I realized I had some beautiful linen that would be perfect for the pants. (I know, I picked the item that the general public is least likely to make.)
Well, the book is great. There are twenty pieces to choose from (I've already purchased fabric to make something else for myself!), and the patterns are all on a sheet to trace from. That's actually my preferred way to have patterns. I love having a master pattern. The instructions are simple; it might be a little tough for beginners to use because they aren't extremely detailed.
They are a little wide around the hips, and they are different than what I'm used to wearing. But they are OH-so comfortable. And the linen is really high quality that I got from my friend. Linen wrinkles so easily, but it's such a luxurious-looking wrinkle.
It was the kind of day where I wore no shoes and put on no make-up. I didn't even wash the baby spit up off of my shirt. (It doesn't show up in the picture as much as it does in real life.) But I was comfortable in my sarouel pants so that's all that matters.
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Heather

28 comments:

  1. They look really comfortable for the home :) Nice. Thanks for the giveaway. Count me in:) I really the japanese craft books too. I have made some 3 of them and really love wearing them.

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  2. Well, I have to be a part of that 0.01% that actually like saruelles. I made myself a pair a few years ago, I am not wearing them anymore because the knit I used wasn't that great and i ended up giving it away. I think it's time to make a new pair... =) And I love your simple look, just showing as you are!

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  3. a couple of dresses that are comfy!!

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  4. I'm not sure what my favorite thing is to sew for me yet. I only have one dress under my belt! But I love your pants!

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  5. Not a style I would normally pick for myself, but you make them worth they try.
    I have the seafarer top pattern, and I have made it way too many times to count. It is oh so comfortable, and looks great on almost anyone! I bought the skipper top pattern as well and love it for my girls. Simple, fast sew but oh so gratifying.

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  6. My husband calls them poopy pants too =) But I loooove them. I'm wearing a similar pair right now, and could definitely use a few more in closet! I love the linen look. But they would also be nice more dressed up, like in a light wool. I usually end up making tops since they use less fabric and it's easier to use stuff from my stash that way.

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  7. I mostly sew myself tops, but last night I started a sun dress that I'm super excited about.

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  8. I've heard great things about that book and would love to give it a try, thanks for the chance to win it! I mostly sew tops for myself, I haven't ventured out to try much of anything else yet!

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  9. shirts, but I haven't really tried any thing else!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  10. We call them Dump Pants in my house, and we LOVE THEM!! I have some fisherman pants I bought in Thailand that I just adore. I think they look great on you!!

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  12. I have been sewing up a bunch of shirts lately...linen pants sound nice though!

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  13. i like to sew knit tops for myself -- easy and very functional.

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  14. I mostly sew skirts and dresses.

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  15. It's not a style I'd choose, but you look adorable in them! I haven't sewn anything for myself yet - just for my boys - but I hope to make myself some shirts soon.

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  16. i've been thinking of making a pair of these... this seals the deal!

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  17. I really can't pick a favorite thing to sew for myself. I like things that are distinctive and those can be found in any type of garment. If I weren't pregnant I'm sure I would still be on a jeans kick.

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  18. I love to sew tops. But has not attempted any. I have sewn myself a pair of pants☺

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  19. I love sewing dresses! But if I don't have a lot of time, I go for zip bags for fun!!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  20. Cute pants! I have had my eye on that book for awhile now!

    Elizabeth

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  21. Love the comphie pants!. Would love to win.ftsharona4@yahoo.com

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  22. I love sewing tops! And these look so comfy - I saw someone on IG sew them and they were not nearly as flattering!

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  23. I love sewing dresses for myself! - Jenna O.

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  24. sadly, i haven't ever sewn ANYTHING for myself. I am though, doing a pattern test for a woman's sundress which I'm really excited about as it has a matching little girl's dress which I also did the pattern test for. :)

    And, as my husband outlawed $150+ camera bags for my new DSLR camera, I went yesterday and bought all the fabric and supplies to make my own. :) I'm *really* excited about this!

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