Fresh out of the shower and modeling the pants I finished today before I put on what I'm really going to wear for the evening... while I tidy my house because the home inspector is coming tomorrow. We are renting currently and our landlords have decided to sell. We have until April 15th to find a new place and hopefully, I will be able to say that my husband has found a job with a Radiology group by that time as well.
In the meantime, we can keep ourselves occupied with Vogue pants.
I ordered a couple of fabrics from Fabric Mart to remake these, one black and grey zebra print double knit and this purple ponte knit. Once I had them in my hand, the purple wanted to be pants and the zebra didn't.
I made the changes to the pattern pieces that I talked about in my last post and, overall, achieved the results I was looking for.
This ponte is MUCH softer, so that helps tremendously with comfort.
See? I told you I was fresh out of the shower. Anyone else have to just take a shower when they can get it? For me it is often mid-day during my girls' TV time.
Even after shortening them more, it was like they magically grew as I sewed and I still lost a lot of the overlap detail at the bottom because I had to cut about 3" off of these before hemming!
Knees are still in the right place.
Flats are exactly my style, so this length is perfect.
I thought this pattern might be the kind of pattern that, once I got it to fit me, I would make it again and again in different fabrics. But, I don't think that's going to be the case with these. I just don't feel really really ME in them, so I don't want a bunch of pairs. I also need to figure out how to best style them. I threw on this shirt really quickly, but I need to do some experimenting to see what will be flattering with them.