In the progress of cleaning up my sewing space a few weeks ago, I discovered a forgotten sewing project. It's a pair of pants cut from out-of-print (OOP) Vogue 1325 in a beautiful wool suiting fabric. These pants were cut with a little extra ease on the sides so I suspect that they were cut post-March 2020 when the pandemic pounds starting showing up. But to be completely honest, I'm not sure when I first cut these out and stitched the front darts.
If it were today, I don't believe I would have re-visited this pattern. Instead, I would have reached for a pant pattern that has an elastic back and darted front. And today, I'm glad that I found these already previously cut. I forgot how much I like the fit and comfort of this design. The extra ease added at the sides worked out perfectly in making these wearable today.
I still love that this pants pattern has a raised waist. It was released in 2012, a time when below waistline pants and skinny legs pants ruled the fashion landscape. I also adore the semi-fitted and flared legs which add to the comfort level of this design. Oh did I mention, it has pockets! This pattern is a keeper. I do have another copy of this pattern, uncut, that contains larger sizes if I ever need to go there. I hope not, and actually hope that I see the day that these will one day be loose on me. I'm working hard, watching what I eat and adding more exercise into my day.
There was a hic-up along the way when I forgot how to sew a pant zipper despite having excellent instructions sitting on my sewing table. What can I say, I must be out of practice. It took a couple of days sit down and seam rip the stitches and mend my ways.
The fabric is a beautiful find at the Mitchell Fabric closing sale. I haven't seen this quality of fabric at a local brick-and-mortar store since Mitchell Fabric closed. So I'm really glad that these worked out.
Seams: 2.6 straight stitch
Seam Finishes: Seam edges are finished on the serger.
Fabric: 2.1 metres
Interfacing: 0.6 metres
Zipper: 18 cm recycled regular zipper
Pattern: OOP Vogue 1325 (Anne Klein New York designer pattern)
Additional Tools and Supplies: Pins, pin cushions, sewing machine, screwdriver, walking foot, blind hem foot, zipper foot, thread clippers, scissors, iron, ironing board, serger, tweezers, threads, measuring tape, measuring gauge, hand sewing needle, and a whole lot of procraftination before this project saw competition.