Friday, 10 September 2010

Self-Stitched-September: Days 7, 8 & 9

Time for a wee SSS update before I head off for the weekend to attend my mate's wedding (handmade outfits will, of course, be worn and duly documented).

Day 7:

The leopard coat brought a touch of glamour to the scene down at Leigh. Also worn: self-stitched bird skirt, Saint Cardigan, vest and pants. You know, I really feel myself and the leopard coat have worked through the differences we had in the beginning. It's been there for me like no other garment during these challenges!

Day 8:


A relatively predictable outfit for staying home and doing some sewing: self-stitched skirtain, ruffle front jumper, vest and pants. What were you sewing? I hear you ask. THESE:

Day 9:

Look! I have some trousers! As some of you may know, as a result of the extreme wardrobe cull I had prior to my move back to UK, I jettisoned all my trousers and jeans because, when I was honest about it, none of them fitted very well. In an attempt to re-populate that section of my wardrobe, I purchased Burda 8488 a couple of weeks ago having seen Quixotic Pixels' awesome version, and planned to make some sailor style jeans. But what with my new job starting next week and only currently possessing one black outfit, I thought I'd better whip up some black trousers instead. Using some cotton twill and metal blazer buttons I got for 30p at a charity shop last week, these are the result. It feels so good to wear trousers again, and subsequently trainers (I hate wearing trainers with skirts). I had to adjust the front shaping at the waist to accommodate my belly and took in the width of the hem a tad (they looked a bit like two skirts rather than a pair of trousers with all that fabric!) but I am super pleased with the result. Expect to see these A LOT in the forthcoming weeks....


18 comments:

skyturtle said...

Love the trousers! And the pose :D

Kat said...

Cool pants! I have never made pants before apart from pj bottoms and they are on my list of things to sew. I love the jean version Quixotic Pixels made. Can't wait to see your version.

Aldara said...

Awesome pair of trousers! And have I mentioned that I love your bird skirt?

Alexandra Mason said...

Love your trousers! xx

Clare said...

those trousers are just what I need! think I could get away with those in dark denim for work but if they worked well, i might never take them off!

The Long & Winding Bobbin said...

Cool trousers!!! I want your coat too if I havn't already told you that......

quietandsmalladventures said...

i LOVE the coat, suddenly this fall leopard print is growing on me. the pants are perfect!! love them too!!! hopefully i can finish off mine this weekend :)

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Great outfits!

Kelly's Korner said...

Nice stuff! Love the word "skirtain..." assuming that's made from curtain fabric? LOVE the pants!!! Pants are on my list of things to tackle one day. Along with the coat that's cut out and waiting for attention... :)

Reneebies said...

Don't you love making pants now?

Darci said...

I'm stealing that coat! :)

You'll get so much wear from those fab new trousers. Cute!

And congrats on the new job! I knew you were interviewing, but must have missed about the post re: actual "getting of said job". Yay, you!

Tasia said...

Great-looking pants! Super versatile and flattering, AND work-appropriate! A triple-win. Something I could really use myself for SSS.
And of course, love love love the leopard coat. It's beautiful!

Thera Joyce said...

I LOVE those trousers! They're super cute!

Thera Joyce

Http://therajoyce.blogspot.com

cricket said...

I love those, and they look great on you. Fantastic! I just bought the same pattern last week. I was going to make a skinnier jean first (the last pair of trousers I made are quite wide-leg), but I think I'll have to move Burda 8488 up in the queue. :)

Lisa H. said...

You look lovely. The coat and trousers are my favorites.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

What great trousers! Good idea to make them in black. Now they're doubly useful :)

jessica said...

Wow! Super busy times for you, I'm impressed that you chose to tackle trousers [which look great, by the way!]. Do you have to wear all black at work or can you have a bit of color accent? Also ... any plans to make a black Simplicity 3835 dress? Seems like it would be fast and versatile!

mezzocouture said...

I WANT THAT COAT!!!! (You'll probably be seeing many, many copies popping up in sewing blogland in the near future.....) And you've inspired me to get busy on some pants - that pattern has been languishing in my stash.

Love your blog!

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