Honestly, why is BLACK so difficult to photograph? It must just suck in all the light around it! Anyway…
I have finished my 4th pair of pants, black ones, after spending extensive time with the muslin and making three pairs after that. I thought my blue pair was my favourite – best fitting and lovely fabric. Those were made with Horizon Suiting, 100% polyester. (I actually managed to find and buy more Horizon Suiting in a Navy Blue colour. Whoopie!) I think these black pants have taken their place though. Although in trying to photograph the black, that might not come across!
For quite a while now I have been using what I learned in the Craftsy courses: “Pant Fitting Techniques” by Sandra Betzina and “One pattern, Many Looks: Pants” by Kathy Ruddy; and I have been using Vogue pattern V2948. This time my black fabric was Simcoe Stretch Suiting, 65% polyester, 35% rayon. It feels lovely to the touch and fits so well!
I sewed my princess seams together on my front and back pant legs. Then I made my pocket flaps and pockets on my front pant legs.
Waistband and waistband facing interfaced, sewed together and sewed on to my pants.
Now for my invisible zipper.
My pocket flap buttons.
In addition to having a lovely pair of black pants to wear now, I also have a NEW TOY! When pressing, I seem to have a penchant for scorching and burning my fabric and covering my iron with interfacing goo. So I bought and used happily – until it turned brown and shapeless – a Silk Organza Press Cloth. Then I saw this. A NEW TOY! A Teflon Iron Shoe. So far, so good! No scorching, burning, or sticking goo to my iron. If you are looking for one I have seen them for as low as $10.00.
Have you brought home any NEW TOYS lately?