Thursday, December 2, 2010

More Wardrobe Builders with M5818






I knew it wouldn't be long before the cold wintery weather claimed the Chicagoland area. Yes, winter is here to stay. Sadly, I don't think we will have any more 50, 60 degree days until next spring. So in preparation for the bone chilling temperatures, I'm sewing wool pants and skirts to help fight back the cold winds. These are my number staple bottoms for work. Last week, I finished two pairs of pants using ole faithful M5818.

The fabric is a wool blend suiting from JoAnn's. It really nice and easy to sew. Here I've paired the pants with a fuchsia turtleneck (RTW) and with a Simplicity t-shirt and jacket. Pati Palmer's pattern includes a one inch seam allowance. For the top of the waistband I only sew 1/2 inch allowance resulting in a wider waistband which I like a lot. Also I modified the end of the waistband for a slightly different look.





More views of pants made using this pattern here on Flickr.

More later on wardrobe builders (pencil skirts).

Happy Sewing!
C

Parting Shot - November 28th, My cousin Thomas married his childhood sweetheart Linda Kay.

14 comments:

  1. Great pieces and either color of pant can work with a lot of different tops and jackets.

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  2. There's something that about that picture that makes me a little teary. They both look so lovely all in white. It looks like it was a beautiful wedding.

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  3. I agree with Carol - my husband wore white at our wedding. If I had to he had to!
    I love your trousers - great fabric and styling.

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  4. Lovely outfit! Wool pants really are a much cozier in winter. These should give you multiple options for outfits.

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  5. Oh I love the wedding photo! So sweet. Congratulations to them. :) The pants, as usual, are lovely. I've got to get pants nailed down! Winter is definitely coming here in OK too.

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  6. So nice. The pants look perfect.

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  7. What great pants. I especially love the pointed detailing on the tab closure.

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  8. I love your wardrobe pieces,so beautiful as usual. Congratulations to your cousin, they were married on my birthday. Wishing them many happy years together.

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  9. Lovely pants and great styling! :)

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  10. Those are great wardrobe builders! Love the fabrics too!

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  11. Oo... great pants! I love the little modifications and the styling! Congrats to your cousin!

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  12. Pants look really nice - you're so lucky to have a good pant pattern. I did however notice a slight wrinkle under the fly. I solve this by starting the fly a bit higher making it slightly shorter.
    mici

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  13. Thanks everyone!
    Anonymous (Mici), Thanks for your comments. I made the same observation.
    Cennetta

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  14. Those turned out great! I have that very same fabric, just waiting to be turned into some pants... probably S2700. Seeing yours really makes me want to get to work on them.

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