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


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!  


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


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