Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Vogue pants + BWOF top

First a thank you for all your nice comments about the wrap top. I'm really happy with that one, and never realised there was a pattern for it at all. There's nothing to keep it in place, except for a knot sometimes in the fabric itself. And I'll let you know my favorite way of wearing it sometime.

Finally I've hemmed the pants, they took me quite a while to complete, which was partly due to the piping, partly due to lack of time to sew.  Here it is, together with BWOF #118 from the February issue. Both projects from my to do list I made earlier.

On the pants I omitted the belt loops. I already have my doubts about the waist tabs, perhaps there's too much going on. And a belt is not to be worn in any case with this design.

I lined it with white lining fabric, and cut the inner pocket from white cotton, to make sure the lines of the fabric wouldn't see through. Even with the white lining you can see the pockets through the fabric. But alas, that's often the case with white fabric.

The fabric is a very good quality linen, which originally was sold for over 20 euro/meter, and which I bought at a closing down sale for 5 euro/meter.

The top (sorry, the pictures are no clearer than this, black fabric!) is a nice variation on a t-shirt. The instructions in Dutch were as incrompehensible  as the English apparently, if I judge the reviews of this one. For me the review and order of construction Kay Y mentioned in her review, saved me from making a wadder. I'm absolutely sure that I wouldn't have found out how to do this. After reading the instructions in the magazine, I went to the computer to find Kay's review, which I knew had more information. I printed her instructions and took them to my sewing machine. Followed  this step by step, and it came together smoothly. So Kay, if you read this, THANK YOU.

 

A few more pictures to conclude. And the back... fabric behaving differently, sigh.

 

22 comments:

  1. I love the piping, and the belt in the back. great pants, indeed.

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  2. Very sharp outfit! I like the combination of the feminine sleeves with the pinstripe pants. The piping was well worth the effort.

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  3. Yes, me too, I love the details on the pants. I would be wearing these pants all summer long. And the top is great. You're right, a nice alternative to tee shirts.

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  4. Christina's right, the fabric combo is great and the pants details are divine. The directions for that job are ridiculous. Honestly has kept me for taking another stab at it.

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  5. I love the outfit and I agree with Christina, that the soft sleeves with the tailored pinstripe makes a nice combination. The piping is really wonderful. Sigh, it is on my learn to do sewing list, but not so far this year. It was on last years list too.

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  6. I love that whole outfit. I especially love the pants. I am definitely buying that vogue pattern on Saturday at Hancock's. They are on sale.

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  7. I want, I want! Beautiful pants, and a great fit!

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  8. Love the pant piping and detail.

    One tip to prevent show through pockets with white is to use tan/skin colored fabric. You do need to check the color behind the white to make sure it's not too dark HTH

    Debbie

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  9. Great outfit, the pants are fantastic.

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  10. Of course I'm reading Sigrid! I am so glad you found my interpretation of how to make the WOF top useful. Your piped trousers are fabulous!

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  11. Lovely trousers...certainly worth all the effort that lovely trousers require. I have used skin coloured lining in light coloured clothing to prevent show-through, as suggested by debbie...looks weird on the insed but great on the outside.

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  12. Love the piping and the top (I was also a casualty of the BWOF top).....but it looks great together. Very nice fit!

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  13. Beautiful pants. The piping looks so nice! It was worth all the effort!

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  14. I love the tabs! Definitely don't get rid of them. It's a great outfit.

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  15. Very nice. Love all the details. The piping is perfect. Cute top too.

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  16. Love those pants - the details are wonderful! The piping and tabs are very well done as well as the matching of the stripes.

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  17. Lovely pants, Sigrid, The fit is terrific and the piping details with the pin stripe fabric looks so nice.

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  18. Great pair of summer pants, Sigrid! They look wonderful! The black piping and the white pinstriped fabric were very good choices for this model.

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  19. I love the details of these pants. You did a wonderful job. The top is perfect to complete this outfit :)

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  20. its very good
    I like your work too
    are very talented
    I enjoyed watching you rather than
    greetings

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