I hope you all are as excited as I am for the holiday coming up this week! If the food and family doesn’t get you motivated, I hope those black Friday deals do! I will be hitting up my local Joann Friday AND Saturday because Saturday has the best deal on fabric I have ever seen, and my stash wants some new company!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I used to just enjoy it for the sake of eating with my family, but in high school (and up until I moved to Vegas) I would also go to my best friends’ house, and her Mother loved Thanksgiving. She would start cooking days before, and the smile on her face seeing everyone come together in her home was really humbling. We always forget the real meaning of the holidays, and so when I moved to Vegas and started a family of my own I knew that I would be the one to carry out her tradition and feel that joy for myself. So, I cook every year, and a lot of my recipes are from my mother from another (and her family of course!).
My make today is an awesome pair of high waist wide leg (or palazzo) pants. They are so comfy I’ve already worn them to work lol. I used McCalls pattern 6515 which is unfortunately out of print. It was pretty straight forward, no fuss with the fit since they are semi fitted through the hips.
One thing I did do was interface the side zipper. I think a flimsy fabric could really benefit the added weight where the zipper is constantly being tugged on. Some people interface all of their zippers, and I think that’s a great idea. I was going to weigh down the hem with a nickel in the seam allowance (interfaced), but I chose not to because the fabric hung nicely when I tried them on. Judging by the wind in these pictures the pant leg looks boxy though, so I probably should have stuck with my first mind on this one.
My fabric was a rayon remnant from Michael Levine. I love how it is bold and busy like Ankara fabrics. I am on the hunt for some authentic African Wax fabric by the way, none of that dutch printed, or made in China with an African print stuff.. So if you know of any places, please let me know!
Enjoy your family time!