29.8.10

Print Pants

Most of the time, the "Style is Eternal" way of dressing makes sense to me, but every now and then, ya gotta have fun with fashion...and so I present to you the print pants.


(Whilst I can be a sucker for fashion, I would not pay the $1400!!! dollars for the Bally pair shown in the upper centre position of the right page shown above.  Seriously, would anybody buy those?) 

Originally, I was planning on sewing some Burda carrot-top pants, which I have admired on  Audrey and Cafe Couture.  I borrowed one of the issues from my library, but when I went to get started, I found that I was out of tracing paper.  So instead I pulled out Vogue 8657.  I ummed and aahed for a while, and then weighed up the options.  On the one hand, I had the fashion-forward Burda, complete with pockets, yoke, and fly, which I could not start straight-away and would probably take me a few days.  On the other hand, I had an elastic waist Vogue pattern that could  be whipped up in an evening.  It did not have the same details, but who would see the details in this print? Well, fashion is fun, but I did not want to spend a lot of time on what could end up being worn as PJs, so the Vogue pattern won out.

Out of curiosity, I pulled out an older pattern for pleated elastic waist pants, an Anne Klein pattern from the early 90s, for comparison.  The current Vogue pattern had a straighter back crotch curve, more tapered legs and were cut a little shorter.

The fabric is a cotton print from Gardams, with a bit of a sheen and a lovely drape.

So what do you think?  Can I wear them outside of the house?  It does seem a little ironic that fashion produces a comfortable garment and then dictates that they look best with the highest shoes in your cupboard.  I guess it is so that everybody knows that you are not just wearing pyjamas.

7 comments:

  1. oh I like them on you a lot - but I suspect as you say only with killer heels to avoid that "urban hippie off to yoga" look. You are totally rockin' this look.

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  2. Love these on you...and I also think they look good with flats. But then, I resemble "urban hippie off to yoga" :-)

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  3. Why wouldn't you wear them? According to DD you need to wear them them with peep toe cage boots!!!??? I think they look great with the heels your wearing in the pic.

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  4. They look great, the heels finish the look off brilliantly. Another success in our fabric. Thanks Katherine.

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  5. Absolutely wear those pants outside the house. They are fantastic!

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  6. It's hammer time - can't touch this!

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  7. Tres chic! They look great on you

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