Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Back in the game with a fashion and sewing post
Teal pants in crepe couture V8397
Black cotton tee from Goodwill
Cardigan in sweater knit from Gorgeous Fabrics NL6922
Black slides from Payless shoes and teal earrings from Kauai.
Little dog waiting so patiently to come with me-he was disappointed. Sorry about that Nick!
I want to talk about the pants. This is a Marcy Tilton pattern and as such, the pants are quite voluminous. This particular view of V8397 features open darts (I'm not sure of the technical term) on the thighs, seaming at angles across the thigh, a point formed away from the body and edge stitching throughout the design. The line drawing doesn't show ANY of this so I won't take the trouble to link it for you. Believe me though, it is a beautiful pattern and I loved the flow of the pants when worn last night. I am quite short and I realize this pant is probably a bit wide for me...but I love the style anyway. While many clothes hang better on giraffe like models, the reality is that women are all shapes and sizes.
If you love how you feel in a garment, it shows and you'll carry the look.
In other news at the hacienda, my husband starts back to school in a week. He is taking a Spanish literature class and I believe a Spanish culture class? Anyway, both classes are conducted in Spanish and he is looking forward to learning more. He finished Year 2 of Spanish this summer by taking an intensive course of 4 hours a day for 8 weeks. Onto Year 3!! Good luck and work hard caro mio.... oh dang, that's Italian.