Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We enjoyed a quiet Christmas in wet and rainy South Carolina, thus the indoor pictures this day. It is still raining. We are flooding. Seriously. Thankfully our home is on top of a mountain. Our area is breaking all sorts of records for warm temps and water levels. Strange to spend Christmas in short sleeves here.
Okay, back to the pants. No. 14 Loose Fit Casual Linen Pants (that I've never made from linen) pattern from Ottobre's 2/2015 Spring/Summer Women's Issue. I've made size 38 in all pairs for me, so they fit me not-so-loose, but just right. The original pattern is more of a cropped pant, than long and skinny, but I like them both ways. This particular pair is made of soft thin-twill-like 100% cotton material purchased from my local Wal-Mart for $5.97/yard. Used 2 yards.
Surely there's much boredom with these
oh-so-basic and boring elastic-waist, pull-on pants, but I love 'em and
they fill a big need for casual, nice-looking basics in my wardrobe. I'm wearing the Rachel Comey Vogue 1247 top
with them here. The pants were made from my lengthened, skinnified pattern modifications from this pair
. You can see the other two here
that were made from the original pattern design.
Love the pockets! Recently found these cute casual shoes that are also comfortable for my feet..... and they match my new pants perfectly! Yes!
Seem's I'm always in motion and standing crooked, so just enhanced the crookedness in this back photo. Wonder if I need to lengthen them a little bit more? Or are they just right? hmmmm, decisions, decisions. I'd already modified the base pattern for a full butt adjustment that was also included here. Goodness, that sounds so funny!
The Canon Rebel t3 has been a fantastic camera for many, many years, but mine was not wireless remote capable and as I've moved into self-photographs of my handmade clothes, the timer setting was not producing well-focused frames. So this Christmas, after much research, I was lucky enough to find a Nikon D3300
on clearance at our local Sam's Club and have been having fun learning all its cool features. One of which is to frame and photograph by syncing it through your iphone, which I'm using below. I'm also learning that it sucks the iphone battery down fast and it's really better to use the wireless remote. A new learning curve.
And my verbena is blooming. And my iris and daffodils have buds! This is not good as surely cold weather is around the corner and will freeze them out fast. Hoping we will still have a pretty spring in spite of all this crazy, mixed up weather.
And as today is the last day of 2015, I want to wish all my friends around the world, a most Happy New Year! I look forward to continuing to be a part of this wonderful international world of sewing. Thank you so much for enriching my life.
Update 1.04.2016: I forgot to mention that I used Coats and Clark Button Craft Thread for the outside side seam topstitching. I always like to top-stitch the outside side seams to give a basic/boring pair of pants a nice faux-flat fell look.... and it also makes it easier to iron. :) Very happy with the way this heavier, thicker thread looked. My sample example shown below.