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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Seeing Red!

Star style: Emmanuelle Chriqui



I am in seriously in love with the color RED right now! It's just something about that color that  just makes you feel sexy, right, or maybe that's just me lol! I have been the seeing wide leg trousers popping up everywhere, and I do mean everywhere.. So, if everyone jumps does that mean I have to jump? Well, certainly not! However, that does mean I have to make me a pair of RED wide leg trousers lol!

Malene Birger $239.25
um, no indeed!

 So, I did like so many of you "Divas seamstress extraordinaries", and scoured the Internet for a pattern that would feed my need for a pair of RED wide leg trousers...Of course, I didn't have to search long, as Vogue, which tends to be on curve with what's trendy, already released a pattern for wide leg trousers, and it just so happens to have a pair of RED wide leg trousers on the envelope art! Have a look see:
                                                                

                                       V8751
  I made up a quick muslin last week and realized that I needed to lengthen the crotch length. I also  needed to add a little in the tummy area, as well adding length to the pants hem.. I want to be limitless in the options of heels that I can wear with these trousers.... After doing the alterations to the pattern, I started sewing the real pants, and I must say for my first pair of pants they are coming along great..I ran into one problem, which took away an entire sewing session, which I will talk about once I review the pants..I don't even want to relive that monstrosity lol!

Hopefully, I can get done with the trousers by this weekend! I just need to sew on the hook and eyes and slip stitch the yoke facing down, but I am wondering if I could  just stitch in the ditch hmmm....Anything to get out a little hand sewing lol.. Oh yeah, and I need to hem the pants, but these are only small task...Alright, lovelies enjoy your day! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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14 comments:

  1. I didn't have pants in my lineup of sewing projects, but after this post I want pants... like yesterday. Can't wait to see yours.

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  2. I stitched in the ditch the first time with my crescent skirt and I think its neat. I just would not do it with some thick denim again cause that was quite a few layers and I broke a needle right as I was about to finish.
    Your pants will be lovely I'm sure.

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  3. OOOOh, these look fabulous!! I know your pants will be beautiful! BTW, I am one of those oddballs that likes to hand sew (I know). I find it relaxing = ).

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  4. I am feeling red too right now. But the AKA in me wants to fight the desire with everything she has. I have gotten to the point where I have told myself that I won't pare red with white or cream. Now maybe I can let red in....

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  5. I'm so glad that you are making up these pants. This pattern is sitting in my stash and I cannot wait to try it. I hope I'll be able to learn from any tips you may have. Looking forward to seeing your finished pants!

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  6. Love that pattern - I'm looking forward to seeing your finished pants. Red will be fabulous!

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  7. Sheila, that's funny I was reading one of your reviews on PR the other.I believe it was S2700 and remember saying, Sheila is working those pants...I say go for it, because I know you will look fierce!

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  8. @Shawnta, thanks for the confirmation on my stitching in the ditch..I am going go for it, if all else fails, what are seams rippers for lol!@ Vanessa, when I wrote about getting out of hand sewing..I said I know Vanessa, will probably laugh, I remember you saying in a post how you find it relaxing....I hoping to get there lol!

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  9. @Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth, I know right it's just something about the color red! Let it in, Let it in lol! @ Karin, thanks! I was pretty shocked no one on PR had reviewed them as of yet..Eugenia, thank you so much!

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  10. Your wide leg pants in any color and that red bag will be so classy.

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  11. What a great color for pants! And kudos on tackling your first pair! I would stitch in the ditch, too. Funny that a "Very Easy Vogue" would have you slipstitch it.

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  12. Thanks Faye! @ Clio, thank you I am tackling that today!

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