I think you’ll agree there’s certain garments that you love for yourself and you will buy that garment over anything else. Some love a great blouse, some love a great coat, or beautiful skirts. If you look through my social media feeds or this blog site you’ll see a common theme: dresses and pants. I love a statement piece like anyone else, and I can do that with pants just as another designer will make a statement with sleeves.
I have a pattern I started with a year ago and found myself going back to it multiple times. So I took that pattern and made it my own. Drafted the waistline just right Made the bottom width and length just right and put the pattern in permanent paper and now I can make myself a pair of pants anytime from any fabric. I did this for making knit pants as well. I know the results will be on point.
As long as the fabric drapes well around my legs - woven or knit - I test it after washing and pressing by draping along my leg to see how it behaves. Once I used a sheer fabric and it was so sheer they looked like pajamas so I stopped while I was ahead.
Here are a few makes from this month and I’ll add more pics as I make more to finish the summer. I’m soooo ready for Fall sewing!
This story is funny- Shamica and I bought this fabric back in