2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 27, 2010

BACK TO PANTS FOR A MINUTE OR TWO...

I was able to meet my goal of three pair of pants made up during the Month of Pants SewALong in December. Well, the challenge turned into the Month or Two of Pants and was extended over into January. I really thought I'd be able to make three more pair this month, but that didn't happen. With four more days until the end of the month, I am determined to finish one more pair.

I am so in love with tweed and purchased this brown herringbone from my friend Ebony in early fall. It has flecks of yellow, teal, red and beige in it. I think it has many possibilities since I can wear it with four different colors of tops (you know what a top person I am). I purchased 5 yards of the 60" wool blend with the idea that I'd be able to make a jacket and matching pants from it. To my surprise there was enough left after cutting the jacket and pants to cut a straight skirt - thus I'll have a three piece mini wardrobe when it's finished.

I'll need to line the pants because the wool blend is a bit scratchy, but the lining should make them a breeze to slip into. Of course the jacket and skirt will also be lined. I'm sticking to my slightly vintage Simplicity TNT pants pattern and after trying them on three times for fitting purposes here are my results.



Only slight wrinkling on one side of the front this time - yippee! After the lining is attached I'll take Gwen's advice and pull them up until the wrinkles disappear, mark a new waistband stitching line and they should be good to go.

I'll be back with the finished product real soon....

15 comments:

  1. Faye, they are looking really good.

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  2. Woah ...your pants look fabulous...what a great fit

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  3. What a nice fit you have! they look so smooth and perfect.

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  4. The fit is awesome. Love the fabric

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  5. They look great, I need that pattern.

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  6. They look nice. I love that color.

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  7. Love these pants. Yay 3 fabo tweed pieces, how modern vintage a la fabulous Faye!

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  8. So many pants! I am very impressed--they scare me.

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  9. Great! Looking forward to seeing them finished!

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  10. Beautiful fabric and in awe of your pants making skills. Like Slapdash Sewist I am intimidated by sewing pants.

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  11. Those look great on you! Pants are my biggest challenge.

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  12. What a great pair of pants!! Perfect fit and color! I wouldn't have noticed the wrinkles if you didn't say anything. :)

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  13. Great fit! Love that fabric, too.

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  14. Oooo... I love that fabric and the fit looks spectacular to me. I love it when I can wear a lot of different things together. Lucky you that you'll get to have the skirt, too.

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  15. The fabric looks nice. I need to make sewing more pants this year a priority. Good job.

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  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
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