Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pants~along:The final product!

While I am not fully back into the swing of things I did manage to get all caught up on the pants~along. I was so excited to wear my cute new pants that I went ahead and hemmed them.Myra wanted to pose, too. I don't know why I am making that funny face. Just look at the pants and the cute baby!
Here is the casing and the front detail. The computer monitor does not do justice to the colors. The teal is very saturated and rich while the facing and ribbon are a delicate, pale pink. The topstitching is cream.
Pants front. Did I mention that I love how they fit? They are awesome. I admit that this is a pattern that I would never have purchased if it weren't for this pants~along, but it is a great basic pant (and skirt) pattern, so I am glad that I have it! The only changes that I made were to straighten the legs from the knee down. I'm not a fan of tapered pants at all.
Here is the back. I love the little bit of ribbon peeking out between the grommets in the back. Nice touch! I had a hard time deciding on the length. When I cut out the pants I had just enough fabric for this "clamdigger" length, but I had knee length capris in my head. Once I tried them on, I really like this length, so I decided to keep it. I can always shorten it later or just roll them up if I want.

I only have one regret about these adorable pants. As I was putting them on to take pictures, I realized that no one will ever see the cute waistband details. I am unbelievably short waisted (thanks to my Colley blood for that), and so I always wear long, untucked tops to elongate my torso. Oh well, I know it's there!

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Those are very cute pants! I love the color. What fun to wear.