Sunday, September 15, 2013

A wadder - or a case of something's not right

So, I finished the trousers.  The fit was awesome, the sewing was perfect, but when I put them on, something just wasn't right.  Perhaps it was the style that didn't work with the jean fabric?  I felt too momsy and not very feminine.  I also could not figure out which shirt to wear with the bottoms.  Nothing looked right.

Sadly, these pants are destined for the wadder pile.  Sad face.

Here are some pictures.  The pattern is Simplicity 1783. 

Cute, right?
I added pockets using Very Purple Person's tutorial.
A shot of the fly front with some more hidden zebra print - fun, right?

Bummer.  I know I won't wear them.  Maybe I will cut them off into shorts.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tackling trousers, finally!

What a crazy month! With our California trip and back to school, there hasn't been much time for sewing or blogging.  But, a little sewing has been happening - more importantly, I finally decided to do the whole pant - not just shorts!

A little teaser!
Some much needed jeans will be added to my wardrobe soon!  And yes, I snuck some zebra stripe in.

Also, my next project is in the planning stages.  I've had this fabric FOREVER.  I think a dress would be good, but haven't landed the perfect pattern yet.  I draped the fabric on my dress form today, and it reaffirms my dress thoughts.  Perhaps a more fitted silhouette would be good?

I also like the idea of adding a red belt or something.

Ok, I better get cracking!  More photos to come!