Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Tim Gunn Project: Black Wool Dress Pants


Stash-busting 2013:  Project # 37

Fabric Used:    2.1 metres of Italian wool suiting

Pattern Used:  Vogue 1325

Zipper Used:    8" zipper

Pants Hook Used:  1

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Vogue 1325 is my go-to pattern for pants. They have a perfect fit, roomy pockets and a comfortable high waist. What more could a gal ask for?  

Sew, it was a no-brainer when it came adding another pair of pants to my wardrobe. It is Winter-peg and well, some days (like today) are just too chilly for a skirt.

The black Italian wool has been in my stash for over a year, maybe even two years. I've been saving it for a good pair of dress pants. I found it at Mitchell Fabrics and I do have to say they do have a great selection of wool. To pre-shrink the fabric, I threw it in the dryer with two damp bath towels. It turned out beautifully, I laid it out on my bed to dry completely and there was no need to press the fabric before I cut it out.

The zipper has also been in my stash for quite some time. It does feel good to stash-bust some of these items even if stash-busting does seem like a slow process is one step forward, one step back at times. Baby steps.

Well, now that the pants are finally done... On to Christmas sewing...

Happy Sewing!  


2 comments:

  1. These pants will be lovely - and high waisted keeps you warm around the middle too :)

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