4.6.09

Slouchy pants v2


These luxurious pants were made using silk fabric I purchased with my gift voucher from the Tessuti awards. They certainly are beautiful to wear....thank-you Colette :).

Here, I present you with the un-ironed version. I have lots to get done today and plenty of not-quite-finished projects, so I asked Peter to take a quick photo on his way to work. The sun was just popping over the hill, which accounts for all the shadows. I did pull the basting threads out of the back welt pockets just before the photo, but you can't see that level of detail anyway.

The pattern is Vogue 2981, which I have made previously in denim. In this version I left off the belt loops and folded the front pleats inwards rather than outwards. Previously I made Sz 14, took in the side seams and used a Sz 12 waistband. This version I cut a Sz 12 with wider side seams, just in case. Turns out I needed that extra width and a Sz 14 waistband. This pair feel a smidge short in the crotch, so if I make them again I will go back to the Sz 14.

I made the top years ago using silk georgette from Grasshopper Silks, which is a lovely store to visit if ever you are in Adelaide. They do mail order if you require. It is cut on the bias, which allows me to cut a single size through the torso rather than grading up sizes and getting funny curves.

8 comments:

  1. Nice pants. Silk, mmm! Nice outfit too, including the necklace.

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  2. Great outfit Katherine - gorgeous top and the silk/linen pants look fabulous - you've done it again! x

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  3. The pants look terrific. What sort of weave is the silk? It looks quite matt on my monitor. The whole outfit is really smart and stylish.

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  4. Actually, I'm not sure what the fabric is. I gave Colette some vague descriptions of what I wanted and she sent me a few samples. I thought it was silk, but in her comment above it is a silk / linen blend (I have lost the samples somewhere on my desk). I haven't seen it listed in the on-line store so I will have to direct you to Colette for details.

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  5. Those pants look great on you.

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  6. Gorgeous outfit! You look both stylish and comfortable. Lovely!

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  7. You look so chic! I love the welts on the back, very neatly done. Congrats on snagging your man for the photo - nice to see the finishing touches, the necklace, the bracelets - does all that hard work proud.

    It's hard to believe that you are in winter. It must be very warm where you live.

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