My closet looks sad. I got rid of SO many clothes this new year. Like, a ton. It was hard to let go of some of my MeMades… But I did it! Ok, they are in a bag in the closet. Out of sight though! I will donate them when I can stomach the thought.
I realized I have a crap ton of dresses, and I’m more of a pant kind of girl hahaha. I took to my fave wide leg trouser pattern because I’m not too fancy to only make a pattern once. If it works, I will make it as many times as I need. Modifications or not, I’m down to have the same thing more than once. I do it with shoes too. But you already knew that..
I had this mauve-ish wool blend fabric from Michael Levine that wanted to be a blazer. She wanted so bad to be made into a cool sport coat, but after sitting there with the pattern pieces cut out I came to the “be real with yourself” turning point. I rarely wear blazers. I know, I know, I work in a corporate office. Don’t forget that I probably work in the most casual corporate environment that anyone has ever heard of. They write stories about this place! Our brands come to party with us! So yeah, sometimes I go in to work with leggings and a tee. Anyway, I decided that this fabric could be turned into something for work, but maybe modernized. You know, to face the reality of this situation.
The first time I made this pattern I used a lightweight rayon blend. It looks like a completely different pair of pants compared to this. I decided to weigh down the hems of this version since I wanted a runway flow to my look. I used 30 cents (that’s right, a quarter and nickel!) in each side seam. If I ever desperately need a double cheeseburger while wearing these pants… I’m just saying.
My absolute favorite part of this garment is the tag. I haven’t gotten around to ordering custom tags because I have too much other crap going on. I was making a special skirt for my sister in love, and decided to give it a little personal touch. I put “Virtuous Woman” in the waistband so every time she puts it on she is reminded of the strong woman that she is. *Lightbulb* Why didn’t I do this in my own clothing?! Y’all know at 7am I struggle getting my pants on right because I can’t remember which side seam I put the zipper in.. LOL! So….. In these pants I added this special touch. I love that it looks like I made it. Some people will scoff at the idea, or the quote, or whatever, but it makes it that much more special for me.
Is that a scorpion? It better stay over there.. I don’t play with bugs..