Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Only one more to go ...


This is a crappy late night photo that doesn't show much, but I'm thrilled with these pants and I wanted to get them up here as soon as I could. They are from V8604. I've made the skirt several times (and in several lengths) and a red version of the jacket was part of a SWAP a few years ago. The fabric is a very rough wool (blend??) that was purchased at Fine Wools Direct in Newtown some years ago now. I think I bought it because it was ridiculously cheap and it was wool, but it's sat unloved in my stash ever since. I knew I would never wear it living in the subtropics, but down here it's perfect. I knew I would need to line these pants but I didn't want to use anything silky so I lined them with the batik print cotton pants I made as a muslin. I should be warm this winter!
This is my third attempt at high-waisted pants and I think I've finally got it right. I made an ivory pair for my first ever SWAP but I wore them once. I made a chocolate brown wool pair for another project but chucked those, too. They fit well, but just didn't look right and I couldn't figure out why. It wasn't until I read something that Steph http://3hourspast.com/ wrote a few years back that I understood. Steph said that a rear zip is way more flattering and she was right. If I wasn't so lazy, I'd go back through her blog and find the post so you could see her in her very stylish back zip Katherine Hepburn style pants.
One of the things I love about these pants is that the back dips down low and sits in the small of my back. I will try and take some photos on me over the weekend, but this is what you get for now.
I have only one more garment to go: jeans. I have a reasonable fit already on a free pattern I downloaded from Burda several years ago so now is the time to make it perfect! Guess what I'm doing this weekend?

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Can't wait to see these on you and I am just about to post my 7th, the first pair of shorts :)

velosewer said...

Yay. Great effort.

Karin said...

It's wonderful to find a pants pattern that you are thrilled with. These look good!

Faye Lewis said...

Talk about progress!

prttynpnk said...

Those have a lovely shape! Can't wait to see combinations!