It started with a set of curtains.
I sewed them a couple of years ago for my sister's living room, back when I made that custom upholstered headboard for her bedroom.
(I couldn't resist doing the living room as well, with some simple curtains and throw pillows. Oh, and that abstract painting which I stole immediately when she moved.)
When she moved in with her (lovely) (British) (handsome) boyfriend last year, she gave me back the curtains in case I wanted to turn the fabric into something else.
She knows me.
I'm part of an awesome sewing group on Facebook, run by the maker of my favourite PDF sewing patterns, Shwin Designs, and the challenge for the month was so use one of her patterns in an upcycling project.
You guys know I make a LOT of clothes from OTHER clothes.
I sewed this little #AirCanada onesie for D from one of my husband's old uniform shirts, and then modified it into a dress when C was born. She's still rocking it four and a half years later! ✈️🇨🇦 #familybusiness (There's an old tutorial for this on the blog if you search "uniform" on the #linkinbio)
But this was the first time I turned curtains into pants!
Nowhere Man Pants, to be exact.
And look how cute this little bedhead-ed man looks in his "curtains."
(I also made the tee from this pattern, using an old adult-sized T-shirt, and the cardigan from one of my old sweaters.)
I had one oopsie while I was sewing, but it was easily fixed with my trusty seam-ripper.
There are four pockets (double-stitched, even) and they're so cute!
The lined pockets are my favourite part.
I'm pretty proud of my curtain-pants.
What's next, I wonder? Throw pillows into sweaters? Turning the pelmet boxes into underwear, maybe?