Blush pink for winter? New Look 6459 pants.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

So according to Instagram I finished these pants on April 2, but I only just managed to convince one of my kids to take photos today (excuse all the wrinkles from sitting at work all day).

These pants are New Look 6459 that everybody else made several years ago. I bought the pattern for the top, but ended up making the pants, and I see another version happening soon (with a couple of minor modifications).

I have to say that I'm in love with this fabric - it's the heavyweight vintage blush linen from The Fabric Store.  I would make all the things in this if I could!  In terms of adjustments I cut a size 18, omitted the front darts and used a slightly narrower seam allowance from the waist to the hip.  I think the instructions have the invisible zipper on the side but I moved it to the back.

Next time I make these I would interface the pocket openings to reduce the gaping, I'd add a little extra through the back crotch curve (it's just a touch uncomfortable when sitting if you know what I mean!) and I'd lengthen them by 1.5 inches.  I'd probably also slim the legs a little bit. 

Not sure I've got the styling quite right, but I'm loving these pants and really enjoying how versatile they are.

May Plans, Progress and Purchases

Sunday, 6 May 2018

My creative drive has been all over the place lately, I can't seem to settle on a particular project and so all three of my April projects are in various states of completion.  Hopefully I'll have at least one completed by the end of the week.

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May is always a busy month so my only planned item this month is the Grainline Studio Cascade Duffle, one of my #2018makenine projects.

I may also have placed an order at The Fabric Store.  There's some beautiful silk, viscose, merino knit, merino sport fabric and a couple of sweatshirt fabrics coming my way.  I've got plans for an Ogden cami with the silk, a couple of pairs of pants (Simplicity 8389 for the viscose and some Animas, a jumper/sweater, two work out tops and a merino knit top (thinking I'll use the Rowan top) - and I probably won't make any of it in May!