Marsha Style, Alexis Pants and Discount Code

Sewing the Alexis Trouser Pattern by Marsha Style.

When Taree reached out to me and told me she wanted to call her next pattern, The Alexis Pants, my first thought was why? Hahaha, kidding! I was on complete shock and was truly honored!!

On top of the great name is that are FREAKING SO CUTE!! Not to mention very on trend! I see slouchy pants in every RTW store and every fashion magazine.

I still can’t believe I am sewing pleats in my pants. I used to cringe when I saw pleats in pants. HA!

Little bit about the pattern before I share the 3 pants I. made… Available in sizes 2-22 (waist width 24″- 44″). The pattern calls for 2.7- 3.3 yards of 56″ fabric. The pattern is best for intermediate sewist. The pattern is best for woven fabrics like cotton, linen and wool.

As mentioned above, I made 3 pairs of pants. In each I made slightly different sizes.

The first pair of pants I made, I started with a size 8 in the waist and a size 6 in the waist. After my first fit check I took in the waist about an 1″ (basically a size 6). This was my very first pair before testing had started. My waist is 30″ and hips 36 1/2″.

WASHED LINEN – OATMEAL From Blackbird Fabrics

The 2nd pair I made I did cut a size 6 in the waist and hips.

Minerva Core Range Stretch Woven Viscose Twill Suiting Fabric

Last pair I made, I cut a size 6 in the waist and a size 4 in the hips for a tailored fit.

The Green Linen is from Terra Textilia.

Thank you for taking the time to read the blog! I have a special treat for you all! A 20% discount to use on your own Alexis Pants Pattern. Used code: ALEXIS20

Until next time,

-Alexis

Color Me Blog Tour-Dream in Color

 

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Hello, Sorry it has been so quiet around here. I have been busy sewing, sewing, sewing! ūüôā

I am back today to share with you a new FABRIC Collection by Hayley from Mouse House¬†Creations¬†and Michael Miller fabrics. Color Me is a collection of fabric designed for both Boys and Girls that you can COLOR on. Yes!! I said COLOR!! This soft Quilter’s Cotton weight fabric was a perfect substrate for coloring and sewing with.¬† I forgot to add a hard board between the fabric layers when the kids were coloring it, but no worries because it did not bleed through! SWEET!

Coming up with my plan for the blog tour I wanted to sew a clothing item that was good for both Boys and Girls and BIG and little children. My kids LOVE to jump into PJ’s the minute they get home so this was the perfect opportunity to make¬†some PJ’S.¬† Art in the day, Dream in Color at night, right!?!?!

So let the games begin! Interesting trying to mange 3 kids! Ummmm, note to self: the dissolution that all of them would be standing still and smiling at the same time,  NOT going to happen!

Before we got our Art on¬†we had to get some before pics…

 

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It cracks me up -One of those kids has been in front of the camera way too much!

I used Whimsy Couture Easy Boy/Girl Pants

¬†LET’S COLOR!!!!!!

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Miss S. who is almost 4 yrs old was very excited to color on her PJ’s-Oh my! I hope she does not go home and do that on her other Pj’s Mom may get a little mad at me-Eeek!

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Mr. L was very excited to have fabric that he could play with.  I found him last night sitting quietly at the table coloring his pants. I may need to make MORE!!

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Miss. T is still coloring her pants to this day… Love her seriousness! That is SO her!

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After…

Yep, it got a bit crazy the 2nd time I let them jump on the bed ! At least no one was injured!

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     Fun  Fun   Fun   Fun    

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Thank you Hayley for having me join the Color Me Blog Tour!!

Make sure you check out all the other Bloggers for inspiration…

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