Kazzthespazz.com | Dimestore Diamond Pants


Hello you! lets add a soundtrack to this post, press play here and shoulder shimmer your booty back here.

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.


Kazzthespazz.com | Dimestore Diamond Pants


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!


Kazzthespazz.com | Dimestore Diamond Pants


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?


Kazzthespazz.com | Dimestore Diamond Pants


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 .


Kazzthespazz.com | Dimestore Diamond Pants


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.


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17 Responses to “Dimestore Diamond”

  • Ok. Seriously.
    Your pictures are A.MA.ZING!!
    I love the pants and how you’re able to show them!
    The style is just crazy!! ^^ Wow !!

  • Kazz this is one amaaarrrrzing ensemble. Love the editorial presentation too. Here’s hoping the school kids were inspired and grow up with more vision than the ‘suits’!

  • sylvi pell:

    Fabulous Kazza…. you clever li’l gal you……. <3 love you ALL………. loved being with you all last weekend……. it went by way too fast……… longing to see you all again xxxx <3

  • sylvi pell:

    Fabulous Kazza……… love’in it… CLEVER girl you……. Loved being with you all last weekend.. Longing to see you all again…. Love & Big hugs to each of you darlin .. <3 <3 <3 <3

  • I love your presentation- I’m such a static poser- this is so much more fun and free. Love the ensemble!

  • Kazz! I have to say that I find your editorial-style posts really, really inspiring. I am SO jealous of your photoshop skills. Your pictures look amazing and you look like a rock star.

    (trousers are great too)

  • Kazz:

    Yay! thank you, Rock Star? that’s a killer compliment.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks @prttynpnk glad you like the layout, putting my skills to good work ;) Happy sewing

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Sylv, we had a ball! thanks for popping over haha! hope the drive home wasn’t too tough on your ankles. x

  • Kazz:

    You’re super awesome Catherine.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks Janene, here here! Glad you like the layout.

  • Kazz:

    Maude thank you, glad you like the pictures! Love to jazz things up a bit.

  • Ally:

    Oh give me editorial over close up serg stitches a n y d a y…. Which is why yours is the only sewing(?!) blog I bother with… Strut it baby Im hearing Beth’s vocals as I’m scrolling through your images xx

  • Kazz:

    Woohoo! glad about that Ally, maybe I can do some sort of opaque effect over the images to show the two Hmmm ideas are flooding in. They’re flooding in baby!

  • Ida:

    I found your blog recently and I love how you do your own thing! Beautiful clothes, graphics, texts and photos. It really inspires me to start my next project!
    Greetings from Umeå ! (hometown of Refused btw)

  • Kazz:

    Thanks lda, glad to hear I’m inspiring you to sew, get amongst it :) Hometown of Refused? get-out. That’s so cool.

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