Hi all -- I feel like it is forever since I last posted. I had one of my best and dearest friends visiting from QLD on the weekend, so did not have much time for the internet and the like.
I did manage to hem my linen pants though. So, I present to you Simplicity 2896:
AKA the best pants in the whole world. They are made from this pattern:
They were very easy to make. I did make some changes though:
- I didn't add the pockets. I wanted a nice smooth line.
- I also amended the fly so that the extension was already adjoined to the centre front.
- I made the longest length (they are still too short in my opinion).
They are made from a navy linen from Tessuti Fabrics. They sit on my natural waist perfectly:
A back view:
Do you think they look okay with no pockets on the bum?
I think they are nice and slimming side on -- what do you think?
I love them so far. There are only two issues I have with them - (1) they could be longer. Heels don't look overly good with them (2) they wrinkle like mad (I suppose that is the price you pay for wearing linen).
I'm in the middle of making my birthday dress - I've completely changed tack - fabric, pattern and all. I'm making something a little more 'cold weather friendly' -- but it shall be a surprise until I'm finished.
I do have another dress to show you from a while ago, so stay tuned!