Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pinstripe Magic Pants

I'm thrilled that I've gotten one more pair of pants sewn this month.  This makes my third pair. Which when added to the previous pairs made, and the ones already in my closet, gives me so many more options for cold weather survival.  Comfortable...professional...and warm for cold weather wearing.


Notions: 
1.5" wide Soft & Easy Stretch elastic
Rayon polyester designer lining
gray rayon seam binding

Since I'm on a basics kick these are another pair of underlined pants made from my TNT pattern. I used the same construction techniques that I used for the navy blue wool crepe ones and the faded plaid pair

The lining fabric for these pants is a designer leftover that I picked up from a trip to Jomars in PA years and years ago.  There must not have been much of it originally. I only had three yards at 45" wide and I used almost all of it.


Pants seams

Polyester Lining

The gray pinstriped pants are perfect for work and can be dressed up by adding a jacket (my 60s Inspired Vintage Jacket)...





...or more casually for a regular work day with a RTW twinset...






As you know, it's been extremely cold in my corner of the world lately so these new pair of pants will come in handy!  Next up are the Pinstripe Magic dress and skirt.

...as always more later!





44 comments:

  1. The pant - jacket combo is gorgeous!

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  2. Love your new poses. Great camera work.

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  3. Fun dance shots!? Looking good.

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  4. Love the photos- you look so happy!!

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  5. Love the pants. I especially love how you underline them. I am going to try that with my next pair.

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  6. Great dance moves! They look like cosy and stylish outfits for warming up cold days.

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  7. Great looking pants and good to see you having fun with the photos.

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  8. Love the pants and twin set. I would wear that to death. I would love to know where the twin set was from and the necklace if you are inclined to share. That set is just gorgeous all put together. I really love seeing the nice outfits you put together -so very wearable and very attractive.Guess I need to learn to line some pull on pants-never done that as long as I've been sewing.

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    1. The twinset is from Jessica London - my other favorite place to get sweaters for my plus size body from! And the necklaces are Bronzo Italia pieces from QVC. Yeah I have a serious QVC addiction going on. *LOL*

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  9. Yours is my favorite blog... so inspirational and cheerful! Love your new pants!

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  10. The pants look great -- and your new photo style is FANTASTIC!

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    1. Thanks Peter! But I must thank iTunes and desperation for these new poses! I'm sure I'll calm down once the novelty wears off! *LOL*

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  11. i'm just LOVING these shots!! what music was on for these?

    the pants are perfection, of course. oh, and that rosy cardigan you wore in your last post was the buy of the century. :)

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    1. Thanks Oona girl - you should pat yourself on the back because you are partially responsible for this happening! And I think it was JayZ at this moment...no one was home and I was blasting it!

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  12. I'm loving that jacket with the pants, but the pink and grey is a terrific color combination. I know what you are talking about in terms of 'cold in our corner of the world' (though we can't complain really - at least we are not in a place like North Dakota, where it is much worse right now). But, in this weather, when you have to go out to work (and stand around waiting for the bus or train), there is NOTHING to beat a lined pair of wool/wool blend slacks.

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  13. Lovely! I have a question: what method do you use to underline?? Are you handstitching your lining pieces to your outer garment pieces before you sew them up? Do you have a faster method of putting the lining and garment fabrics together?

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  14. OK. First, pink and grey is one of my favorite color combos. You look stellar. And, again: pictures are tremendous! You look dazzling. Truly.

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  15. The pants look amazing: very professional and elegant! You work those dance moves, sassy lady! You are radiant!

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  16. wow! you have inspired me to cut into my pinstrip lol! I'm always drawn to pinstrip, it looks so rich looking but scared to venture out into something pinstriped but I took the plunge & bought some navy, now to get the nerve to make something lol! I love the grey! your pants turned out fantastic!
    Helen

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  17. Alright Ginger (Rogers). Looks like you are so happy you are breaking out into dance steps. Nice pants!

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  18. Your pictures make me smile. Beautiful new pants.

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  19. Someone's loving their camera!!! Lovely pictures!!

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  20. Cute pictures! Way to work it! Looks like you were having fun.

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  21. You look great! I love the twin set and pants combo also...and your great poses!!

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  22. Pinstripes and soft pink = super cute!

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  23. Is that that Cabbage Patch you're doing. You're sure kickin' it old skool! LOL. I copied you and made two pairs of slacks. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Rachelle - you are tooooo funny! Glad you got some new slacks cause it's even colder where you're at than by me.

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  24. Love your posing and of course, your sewing!

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  25. I love both ways you have styled those pants! I am not much of a wearer of dress pants, but you are making me rethink that.

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  26. Outstanding job on both the sewing front and behind the camera front!

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  27. Just chiming in to echo the 'Great (New) Photo Styling' cheers! Jumping in front of the camera does not come easy to most of us....dancing around to music is a great tip! So is a pre-session glass of wine ;-)

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  28. Great new pants and you can tell by your big smile you love these pants.

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  29. I love these - and your photos get more fun all the time.

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  30. Love the pinstripes and the grey looks gorgeous with the pink

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  31. 2 great outfits, I love the designer lining and you look like you are having fun with the camera in these pictures. I can still only do one pose!

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  32. Wow, look at you conquering your camera! Your poses here are terrific! You've inspired me to grow my sewing skills and now you're inspiring me to conquer my fear of photography. Thank you!

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  33. Okay...you are having waaaay too much fun here. I love it! Who doesn't love a great pair of pinstripe pants...pinstripe ANYTHING really. These are fabulous. You've styled and wear them well and you are obviously having fun - it hardly gets better than that!

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  34. rI love your blog, but I'm usually too lazy to comment. Besides, lots of people have already said what I'm thinking, "That is gorgeous! Love!" Today I just have to say, I always thought your photos were lovely but now! Wow!

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  35. Do that Harlem Shake, you look marvelous, and those pants are all that!

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  36. Carolyn - those are gorgeous!!! And they give you lots of versatility with things you've already got in your wardrobe. I especially like the grey and light pink combination.

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  37. You look fantastic in your gray pinstripe pants. I especially love them with that pale pink cardi set. Very refined and elegant looking

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  38. Man, I bet lined pants feel amazing when you're wearing them! I've never even tried on a pair... you're tempting me, even though I don't have anywhere to wear pants like that!

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  39. Great pants - you have totally inspired me to make some of my own! I prefer the hanging lining to underlined, and they have been fabulous in our subzero snowy weather! Your clothing combinations are wonderful and very classy. And boy - you are rockin' with your camera now!!

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