Sunday, April 5, 2009

I was prepared to hate these pants ...


These are Butterick 5250. I've never worn wide leg pants before and I'm still not sure about these pants, but I don't HATE them like I was so sure I would. They look shapeless on a hanger, but they are suprisingly flattering.

The picture isn't great, with the flash on the mirror and, as always, I got too excited about finishing a garment to actually bother to press them properly. I feel they make me look fat, but that could also be because I am not used to wearing light colours on my bottom half.

The more I sew Big 4 patterns, the more I realise how irrelevant their size charts are. According to my measurements I should make a size 14. According to the finished widths, I should make a 10. Which is what I did. I took it in by miles and probably could have cut the size 8 with no problems. I should have used a heavier fabric. This is a polycotton drill, but it has a sheen to it so I don't know if you'd still call it drill. It came from my stash; a whole roll that I acquired from the last film I worked on.

These pants are my last SWAP garment. Now all I have to do is put the lining in the jacket and sew on the buttons and I'm done. Next weekend I'll do all the pressing and styling and if I can get DH's attention, I'll get some photos.

Next up I have a small wardrobe planned that I was originally calling Chocolate Orange, but I've decided to add a little vanilla into it as well, so I guess it's Vanilla Chocolate Orange now. I might even add a little Caramel ...

6 comments:

cidell said...

I so admire you for finishing your SWAP. I clearly abandoned mine. And, although I can't see the pants clearly, I LOVE white pants. Love.

Faye Lewis said...

I really like your pants and think that the fit is great which is the most important thing. You did a good job.

kbenco said...

All done! That flood worked then....Your pants look terrific. I can't wait to see the final photo shoot.

Ambitious Sewer said...

Good job on those pants... they look great on you.

Cennetta said...

Nice slacks. I'm a fan of wide leg pants. They look good on you.

kbenco said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog - we are north of the serious weather, so only a little river rising - kids still had to go to school, much to their disgust. Will you get more sewing done, now you are flooded in again?