The bad news is I didn't make the top 10. (Top 15, if you're the counting type.)
The good news is if I had made the Top 10 you may have missed these pants. (They didn't really fit any of themes, though I can't imagine why not.)
And let me tell you, my joy at imagining your reaction to these pants almost beats how excited I'd have been to win the whole contest.
Aren't they wild?
Here's how it happened. When the Clover pattern was released, I snatched it up right away. Then I got on fabric.com and searched for twill with a little stretch. Of course I started in the clearance section, and for some reason decided this fabric would fit into my wardrobe perfectly.
Last year I sewed up a few muslins and even made a denim Clover. A serger mishap (on the last seam!) relegated those to the trash bin, but I kept the newly adjusted pattern.
It was a breeze to sew these up with my adjusted pattern. A breeze, I tell you. A few seams, invisible zipper, and done!
The fit's okay. I lengthened the torso, narrowed the hips, and shaved some off the inner thighs.
There's still extra room under the rear, and the waist could stand to be nipped in another pinch. BUT, this fabric loses its stretch super-quick-like, so that may contribute to the sagging.
|must take sister's advice and look up "ways to knot long belt" on pinterest|
Let's be honest. When fabric is this busy, it's easier to hide flaws.
I've had this outfit on all day, and it's so comfortable. I'm loving the pants in all their patterned glory. (I ditched the heels. I mean, I bake and clean and sew, but in heels? Maybe if I didn't have bunions.)
Okay. Enough gratuitous crotch shots.
But don't fret. There will be more soon. I'm done muslining my Thurlow. Now I'm off to finish my first real version!