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.