Friday, February 22, 2013

MmmMmm! Warm and Beautiful!

I'm so excited I finally get to share these with you all!! I must admit I'm more excited to be wearing them though. I wasn't sure about the leg width but after my little photo shoot, I think they are perfect!
My beautiful warm corduroy pants!
This is the second pair of pants I've made with Simplicity 2562. I really like the fit I have achieved in the waist and feel like the booty's not too bad either. I didn't want to mess with a fly front in these so I just added a side zipper.
My old, worn store bought cords. Not bad for five years of wear.

Old worn and boring on the right, Lovely, fun details on the left.
I'm delighted I got to use that amazing old button.

From Frayed to Fabulous. Hemmed to the perfect length so it won't
happen again.
I had so much fun putting the details together on this and am so glad to have a nice looking pair of warm pants in my drawer again. But now I have some questions for you!

These are a wide leg pant and I've learned the heaver the fabric the wider the leg. I want to do a bootcut jean next and am not sure how to draw it in. I experimented by basting these pants and it twisted the leg around.

Do I just mark my knee and taper above and below? (I made a muslin out of the leftovers of my brown poly pants but it didn't work cause you can't press poly:P) Should I just make another muslin out of a better fabric?

Please share your jean making resources! All I can find are directions for making skinny jeans which is not the look I am going for. I did find this site with a promising resource. Has anyone heard of her before?

I am in need of your pant/trouser making wisdom. I know there has to be a solution out there! Thank you!

Oh yeah! I almost forgot, this is garment makes 5 down of my 27 stashbusting garment total! Pretty sure this is vintage corduroy I got from a lady before I went to college...


niddetissus said...

I love that leg width on you - good job!

Anonymous said...

They look great!
I'm in need of some pants myself, I'll have to try this pattern.

Carolyn said...

These look just great. I really love wide-legged jeans too :)

EmSewCrazy said...


EmSewCrazy said...

It had pretty good directions for pant beginners which is what I was and they added extra seam allowance at important seams so you can play with the fit. Hope they work for you!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks, I guess there's nothing wrong with a closet full of wide leg jeans if that's what looks good!

ginaweaver said...

These came out wonderfully! They look great on you!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! They are warm and cozy and I feel put together in them. Glad to know its not all in my head!