Friday, January 8, 2010

A quick project

There is very little sewing time for me at the moment. The new year started hectic again with work, which is not too bad. As I’m self-employed there always are periods with a lot of work and periods with less. And I’m happy that in this difficult time my business is doing well. As a consequence of all I do have business appointments more often, and I need a few more outfits for those occasions. Not too formal, but dressier than just jeans and top.

So: no serious sewing time but in need of new clothes, especially pants. I’ve been intending to make more pants, had bought all I needed for at least 3 and then the sewing mojo left me somewhere in December. It’s still not back, I’m uninspired and looking at my fabrics doesn’t even help. But finding a good fitting pair of pants in rtw is practically impossible, that’s why I started a pair of  pants yesterday evening.

Tomorrow the waistband will be added and then only the hemming has to be done. A relative quick project for which I used the same pattern as the last pair of black pants.

The fabric is dark grey with a white pinstripe and some blue, as you see in the selvage of the fabric

Fly front zipper, some chalk is still visible in the picture. I can’t see any on the pants anymore.

For the pocket I used one of the drafts that came on the dvd of David Page Coffin’s book “Making trousers”. Of course I had to match the pinstripes.

And I received an e-mail announcing the Knip Mode February. America’s first lady has a worldwide influence on fashion! Knip Mode made patterns for this outfit.

10 comments:

  1. Your pants are looking great, very nice job on matching the pinstripes for the pocket. I cut out a pair of jeans last night but it was a lazy snow day here.

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  2. I saw that they made some patterns from Mrs O's clothing. I am still waiting for Stoffart to list January on ebay so who knows when I'll see February!
    I made a pants muslin today to adjust the final fitting issues that I have. I am surprised at how good the fit is. I need pants too. Lots of them, and there is nothing faster than using a tnt pattern. Nice touch to match the pocket stripes. Seeing your nice fly on the flat front reminds that Burda always has you put in a fly almost last after you've sewn them up It always escapes me why they do this.

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  3. The fabric is very nice for your pants. Great job on the fly front and the pocket.

    I received David Coffin's book too and am slowly making my way through it. Nice that you could use one of his methods.

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  4. Beautiful match on the stripes. If you can't find something in RTW it's a very good reason to start sewing in spite of the lack of inspiration, but I do hope it returns soon. And of course you can link to me, anytime, and thank you for thinking it's good enough for that :)) Happy New Year!

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  5. I love that you matched the pinstripes on the pocket...it is a wonderful detail! And wow that's an awesome spread on Michelle Obama...now you've got me feening for the magazine!

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  6. Great that your business is doing well. Your sewing mojo will return. Our creative brains take a vacation now and then. Make some great pants!

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  7. Your story could be mine. Hectic first week and no sewing-mojo. But at least you started something. This could be just the thing to get you going again. I love pinstripes very much!!

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  8. Wow, your pinstripe matching is perfect! Hope that perfection is getting the mojo flowing again :)

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  9. Love that pocket shape. I'll have to look on my CD for those drafts, thank you for the reminder!

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  10. Those pockets are stunning. Beautiful workwomanship.

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