Pattern: Pants from BWOF 2/2009 #114
Description: Meryl Streep would have loved to wear these trousers/ pants in “Out of Africa”. Made up in supple crêpe, the floor-length silhouette sports wide turn-ups/hem cuffs. Waist pleats replace front creases to providie a lovely extra detail
Sizing: 36 to 44
Instructions: They were good until I got to the waistband and then I went to the BWOF website and kept looking at the photo to figure it out.
Likes/Dislikes: I think I was drawn to the “look” of the outfit in the magazine. The model’s entire look is so… trendy, chic, stylish. I don’t know the exact word I am looking for but the look is why I wanted to make these pants.
See the look:
I am not sure the pleat is a great look in my pants, so that is a bit of a dislike. I do like how it makes my denim look dressier.
Changes: No changes, I made them just like the pattern. I did think about making a welt pocket in the back and then they would have more of a trouser jean look.
Fabric: I am watching my dollars for my sewing and other items. So instead of buying fabric, I used a trouser denim in my stash. I had purchased it from Gorgeous Fabrics a few months back. Another factor, my job is jeans only so I will get the best use from this fabric.
Conclusion: I don’t think I will make them again but I do like them. Just a different look for my denim. Now to find that cool belt and big bag
Looking at this picture, they dont' fit the best from this side.
Front looks like the pants pull a bit at the pleats. I had been eating quite a few Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies and this picture was my wake up call to STOP! I do have my brownie intake under control and I am happy to report the pleats are not pulling anymore.
On the note of the podcast and my blogging. We have had one daughter with some medical issues and it has been a roller coaster ride of medical tests, doctor visits including a surgeon. Right now she is fine and they are monitoring her condition for a couple of months. We have had some very scary moments but all seems better now. We know much more about her condition and God has answered many prayers. That is the reason the podcast has been a bit sparse but I am hoping to get back to a consistent schedule. I am so thankful for my family, my sewing (helped to occupy my mind at times) and the blogging community. You didn't know it but reading about your sewing and other creativity helped me so much. Now you know why I was eating so many brownies.