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For this post we are staring at my pants but by all means swish your eyes around, I’m running around the busy grounds of Victoria’s State Library dodging suits, seagulls and giggling school kids in my handmade get-up. Vogue Pattern 8738. third time around and still I refuse to sew them in the suggested fabric, total badass! and talk about getting the most out of a sewing pattern- Vogue Patterns are not cheap unless you are smart like me and save up all of your coupons and use them when the pattern sales are on. I think I’ve gotten my money’s worth so I’ll stop making them and move onto something more challenging.
This pattern was a godsend for this weeks challenge, I’ve been on the busy side so I needed something quick and easy to put together. The fabric is a mixture of rayon and linen which I found buried deep in a pile of marked downs for $5 at my local Spotlight store. The earthy tones were what made me say ‘yes please’. I like the way the fabrics pattern complements the texture, I’ve imagined wearing them with a fitted waistcoat or a light airy kimono top that drapes along side the drape of the pants. I like the way they move I can only imagine how they would look if I made them in a two way stretch. Yum!
Pinterest has really gotten me inspired, I pin the shizz out of that thing it’s like one big amazing magazine filled with all of my favourite images that I can stare at for constant inspiration I like to have it open at work so I can get quick bursts of inspiration in between working on the not so inspiring stuff. I’ve been pinning fancy editorials and amazing graphic design layouts it’s gotten me all excited so why not amp it up here? with all that inspiration it has to go somewhere right? Do you like my almost editorial post or do you like micro-shots of super tight serged edges?
I think I’ve gathered enough images for this post to show you these pants in full flight, I should tell you why I’ve sewn with these colours, it’s the Fall Palette Challenge over at The Sew Weekly so I’m sewing my Spring/Summer Palette, earthy colours! but one would argue that these colours are indeed fall colours? I told you last week how I’m all about breaking the rules baby, anything goes. I’ve teamed these pants with a khaki green and yellow headwrap/turban-thrifted net fabric, like the fabric worn by Madonna in this Holiday video. The fur shrug was made for this outfit- I wear it too much. The neck piece was made for this yellow challenge which I get a lot of wear out of too, its ability to twist and mould into different arrangements is a win for me. My belt was thrifted and because I’m a total tightarse when it comes to clothes I’ll splurge on shoes because I can’t make them. These ankle boot wedges are Jeffrey Campbell’s. Absolutely the most comfortable shoes e v e r .
and that’s about it. Oh! Dimestore Diamond is a Gossip song from their killer album Music for Men, Beth Ditto is the business, I picked up her Memoir yesterday can’t wait to dig into that and just to clarify I’m no Dimestore Diamond I just love the song and the rolling base line.
Pop back next week I’ve just finished a little something from the this Pattern Magic book, I have to try and get good photos of it today, it’s black so that could be a challenge. Have a creative week and Happy Sewing.