20.6.08

Elephant pants

I thought that I didn't have a pants fitting problem. Turns out this is not true, I just didn't have a digital camera with self-timer that allowed me to photograph a back view. Look at my first attempt at Vogue 1051...really, if I had wanted to make an elephant costume, I don't think that I could have done a better job.


Now that I have spent an entire weekend re-sewing random crotch seams, altering both side seams and in-seams and reducing the back crotch, this is what they look like. Not perfect, but as perfect as this pair is ever going to get.



I do like the flared, cuffed (hard to see in these photos) leg. This colour is part of my wardrobe plan. I didn't think it was too far off the browns that are my usual base, but I am having trouble working these into my wardrobe....I don't normally wear lighter coloured pants (I know these are a long way off white, but they seem light to me).

The tragic part of this story is that while I was at it, I decided to look at the back view of all the pants in my wardrobe. Pretty much the same story all around, so now I am going to have to go on a pants fitting crusade...which I had not planned for in my sewing projects this year. I am seriously considering purchasing Wild Ginger PMB4 to help me in my quest.

6 comments:

  1. You did a great job of salvaging these pants! I'm glad you made it work.

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  2. Your line about the elephant costume is just hilarious! These pants did turn out pretty well, in the end.

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  3. You did an incredible job fising those pants. I can't believe it is the same pair.

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  4. Well done with the pants! I had a good giggle with your elephant pants line - I have been having my own struggle with a pants pattern this week-end so you really lightened the situation for me!

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  5. Oh Katherine! That was hilarious. I can swear to you that I've never secretly thought you looked like an elephant.

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  6. The elephant reference is too funny. I think the final pants look great on you! I still need to try my hand at making pants. One of these days...

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