One Thimble #15: Dax Trousers

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I’ve sewn up another pattern from the One Thimble 15. The Dax Trousers by Gracious Threads is a versatile  pants pattern.  I love the functioning fly and the welt pockets.

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When I was choosing fabrics I found this grey twill that felt soft yet sturdy and it had a little bit of give to it.  We are entering the summer season and since Rachel and her family have moved to Pennsylvania, the summer starts earlier and lasts longer than here in the midwest so I knew O would be wearing shorts for 5-6 months.

He fits perfectly into the 8 which I was grateful for. The challenge sewing for growing bodies that you don’t have easy access to can be daunting.

He does like his shorts a bit on the long side, so I simply cut the leg at the lengthen/shorten line.  This worked perfectly!  If he grows a bit this summer they will still be fine.

dax 3 The front pockets are his favorite.  I am a bit disappointed in this fabric.  It has a strange stretch to it,   causing some pulling in the fly area.   O loves them and of course does not mind, but it does drive me a bit crazy.  dax 5I love welt pockets.  They give you the opportunity to add a little fun to the pant.  I used the contrast in the lining, but you can also use it for the welt and get a totally different look.  I also used the contrast in the lining of the waistband.  dax 6There are options for a back elastic waist or an adjustable elastic back. Don’t be put off by the functioning fly or the welt pockets.  The instructions are clear.  If you are a pro and have your own method, Jess gives you permission to do it your way!

This pattern is available as a stand alone or in the One Thimble 15.  Getting the entire magazine is a real steal. I have already sewn up Thread Faction’s #116 Cardigan and our Miriam.  See my Hipster Teddy here.  Rachel has her version of Thread Faction’s Pom Pom Beret and Bobkin Design’s Phillipa Blouse here.

How is your sewing going as we enter the next summer/winter season?

Happy Sewing, Donna

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