Immediately on spotting this pattern at a local oppy for the bargain price of 50c I just knew that I had to sew those funky pants for my gorgeous Master E.
There wasn’t quite enough of the brushed cotton for the pockets – so I used some purple floral flannelette.
In the back there is a little piece of ribbon sewed in – a trick I picked up from a very clever lady some time ago. I kept running out of cotton making these pants so there are three different colours of overlocker thread for this one garment.
So really – what is the difference between brushed cotton and flannelette? To my mind brushed cotton is repressed flannelette. It is soft and warm on the inside but too proud to show it on the outer – opting for a regular cotton appearance. A fabric that has succumbed to peer pressure perhaps? Or, at the very least failed to connect with it’s inner sensitive side? Even though the brushed cotton, just like flannelette, was a dream to sew with, I’m left feeling a little ambivalent.