Added Nov 11, 2009
This semester I was finally able to take my clothing I class and for our first project we had to create something to wear on the bottom half of your body, but you must use a store-bought pattern (not my favorite). After flipping through patternbooks I eventually narrowed it down to a few things I didn’t really care for but still caught my eye, and though I could never see myself wearing these pants I chose the pattern and went with the “harem style”. For my fabric I found a soft dark olive herringbone made from polyester – although now I know I should’ve gone with a bit more wrinkle resistant because this particular type creases way too well. Nonetheless the material still gave it a good somber look, easy to dress up or down and wow are they fun to wear!
You get the feeling that you are wearing stylish pajamas in them, and I know some of you are thinking “I can’t wear this i’ll look ridiculous!” well you should because you might be suprised, I know I was.
Also this was my first project sewn in class with their machines and it was quite interesting considering I have never used a machine with a computer in it, and a serger to finish the insides. It turned out quite nicely and you would never guess that this is my first sewn pair of pants…
I am not a huge fan of directions, yes would like to know the chronological order of things sometimes and pictures always help, but I have never really followed everything it says to to. Of course in this project I would have to execute most if not all steps for this, so that was fun… and a little confusing.
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