Friday, August 13, 2010

New Look 6816, just the pants...

These poor pants have been sitting for 3 days waiting for thread!  Can you believe that I didn't have navy thread around here??  Well, I finally got some, hemmed and stitched the casing, and these babies are ready to go!
This is New Look 6816 (again), which I have also made in brown jersey here.  This is my wearable muslin for the silk crepe and habotai that I got for my birthday.  This fabric is an inexpensive poly crepe suiting from Hancock, that I grabbed without looking at too closely.  I knew it was crepe and had a similar weight to my silk and that it was navy.  What I didn't notice was that the pinstripes are hot pink!  Bonus!!  They are a perfect match to this Jalie 2787 top I made in February.  Jalie markets this as appropriate for maternity as long as you use a fabric with sufficient 4 way stretch.  At 20 weeks, it's good to go!  I may need another...
From the back you can see how very wide the legs are.  I love them!!  For this pair, I lengthened the legs 1 1/2 inch to wear with heels, and I again did the buttonhole elastic waist treatment.  I really like the way that is working out.  Buttonhole elastic is quite soft, so it is really comfortable, even when tight enough to keep the pants up.  Awesome for maternity!!  I think I am pretty much ready to cut into my silk.

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for talking about what is working for you, clothes-wise, for this pregnancy. I'm making all sorts of mental bookmarks for later down the road. :)

    Love this outfit on you! And yep, you definitely need another one of the Jalie tops. I think it's super flattering and showcases the bump really well.

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  2. Oooh, great pants - I love the wide leg look. Also love that top - the colour really pops and suits you so well.

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  3. This outfit is beautiful -and I love the pants!!

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  4. I love the top and I"ve never seen pinstripes I didn't love. Wish I had some. Gotta check my stash.

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  5. You look great! I love the waistband idea. Great heads up on the patterns I need to get some pieces together to finish up with because my easy breezy summer dress solution won't work for Fall.

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  6. Both the top and the pants are great - they qualify as comfortable AND stylish/not dowdy, which is nearly impossible to find in maternity wear. Too bad I wasn't sewing clothing yet when I needed maternity wear - but I don't feel so bad that I'm ready to go down that road again, heh!

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  7. I love wide-legged pants too. Those look very nice on you. Hope you are feeeling well.

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  8. That outfit is perfect! The shirt is awesome with the bump, and the pants are perfect.

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  9. This is a perfect maternity outfit, you look great!

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  10. You always look so cute and put together in the things you wear! You inspire me to learn more about sewing for myself.

    And the baby bump is adorable. :)

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  11. Trousers, great, top, great. But you? I don't know how you've managed to get even more adorable when you're pregnant. I love the top picture.

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  12. great pants! They look so breezy and easy!

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  13. Super cute! Glad the stripes match!

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  14. Great outfit. I love the color and style of the top as well as the wide legged pants. It's great to be pregnant and stylish! And you're so cute preggers:)

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