Pants seem kind of boring, with an elastic-waist pair ranking at the top of the 'boring' list. But comfortable pants are an integral part of my daily wear, and I really like this one.
This completes my February's Make a Garment a Month Challenge plans
. Yes, I know it's mid-March.
These are almost too short, but
otherwise love 'em.Especially the pockets! Nice to have a place to put the lens cap.
These pants are NEWLOOK 6216 (as well as the tunic top
I'm wearing over a rtw long-sleeve T).
The pants are out of the same $1.00/yard Wal-Mart lightweight twillish chocolate brown fabric I'd made OOP Simplicity 7131
pants from, photo below. I was curious to see how two pair of pants from the very same fabric,
but different patterns, sewed up.
|Pants: oop Simplicity 7131|
Poncho: McCall's M6209
I decided I didn't know enough about pants alterations to make any changes to the pattern, so I cut a size 10, sewed the entire pair of pants with basting stitches, checked the fit, pulled the basting stitches out, then serged with minimum seam. They sit 1" below your natural waist, with the back feeling it is a little lower. I'd like to make them again raising the back waistline and lengthening a little.
In the photo below, they sort of look like what we used to call 'highwaters'. I'm not standing square, but wanted to show a 'back' view. Maybe they'll look better sans socks and white tennis shoes? After seeing this photo, I may unpick the mere 3/4" hem and re-sew a turned under 1/4" hem. Yes, I think that will help.
On the hanger - boring, I know.
Pocket detail, photo below. These pockets work well with my body shape. They seem to take up less bulk than an in-seam pocket. Hard to see the top-stitching, but it makes a nice finish, even though these pants will ALWAYS be worn with no shirt tucked inside.
I love daffodils! My most favorite flower, I think. Through the years my sweet husband has planted over 500 daffodil bulbs scattered all 'round our wooded property. So fun to find a golden treasure blooming in the woods this time of year!
Overall I think these pants give me a little better fit than the Simplicity's and am happy to add more basics for everyday wear, even though they may be 'boring'! And a big 'Thank You' to Sarah Liz
for introducing me to this pattern!