It’s done! And I’m so pleased! For a while now, I have been eyeballing this outfit from Marina Hoermanseder. I just had to have it! Of course, it’s not my style to wear short shorts to work, so instead I opted for the longer look of wide pants, or culottes. Here’s Marina Hoermanseder’s ORIGINAL…
AND MY COPY!
How do you like the hem length? I made it stop mid-shin. This is such a warm pair of wide pants, I figured that the longer length would be appreciated in the colder weather.
This pattern, McCalls M6965, was marked “EASY” and I certainly didn’t have any problem with it. It even gave me the length variations that I wanted. My fabric is a lovely Navy Blue, 80% polyester, 15% rayon, 5% lycra Ponte de Roma Knit. If you would like more details about the construction of the wide pants, I have them here and here.
My jacket pattern was Vogue V7975. I can’t really tell you how “friendly” the pattern instructions were as I did my usual glance over the instructions, they were familiar, so I proceeded by memory – besides I wanted to “bag the lining” and they didn’t give instructions for that. I am also unsure of my fabric content for the jacket. It was called “Home Decor End”, and I grabbed it from the sale bin at my local fabric shop. Lucky! I suppose I could do a burn test but with the luck I have been having lately, I should stay away from fire.
If you would like more details about the construction of the jacket, I have it here.
Altogether, the jacket cost $17.59: jacket fabric $9.14; jacket lining $4.95; jacket closure $3.50; plus thread. The wide pants cost $17.31: fabric $15.96; zipper $1.35; plus thread.
I decided to “bag the lining” instead of following the pattern instructions and sewed it like this… (Click the first image to start the slide show.)
I’ll give you some detail shots on “Dolly”.
I thank you …
for letting me display your Designer Originals and YOUR COPIES! I have enjoyed doing this and plan on doing the same next December. I’ll be searching all year for some lovely Designer Original to COPY in December. Keep your eyes open too – Why buy when you can make it yourself? – join me in the Challenge and give #DESIGNINDECEMBER a try!
I am going to take two weeks off from blogging, I have injured my right hand (“Public Service Announcement: Don’t get too close to a steaming kettle!”) and I also have some family matters to attend to, but if you keep sewing and blogging, I will keep reading and commenting!
So see you around the January 16th weekend – Happy New Year! and Even Happier Sewing!!