Jun 4, 2010
It wasn't my intention to talk about harem pants again today, honest. But it beats talking about this:
I am still waiting for my cherished vowel, readers, the replacement of which is somewhere between California and New York.
I am currently holding a viewing of my late-departed. If you'd like to drop by, please do.
But back to harem pants, which has unleashed apoplectic passion among MPB readers like nothing since the notorious jumpsuit.
I went fabric shopping yesterday and picked up this:
The print will be the pants and I'll likely make a loose, flowing shirt (included in Simplicity 4788) out of the stripe. They're both soft and drapey cotton. Thai silk will have to wait.
I traced the old pattern, taking two inches off the top and four inches off the middle. I used this tracing material Mary in Florida sent me a while back called Pattern Ease.
It's made of polyester and cellulose and you can even stitch on it! Thank you again, Mary.
So here's where things stand -- well, lie -- so far:
I am cautiously optimistic, folks. I think these might convince even the hardened harem haters out there. More tomorrow for sure.
Look what reader Susan pointed out to me from yesterday's Sartorialist! Am I prescient or what?
I found these pics of Douglas Fairbanks in the 1924 production of "The Thief of Baghdad."
I especially like the harness, but you'll probably want to leave that at home for routine trips to the mall.
I can't wait to be done with my pants. Next up is a pair of these and don't pretend you didn't wear them.
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for our First Annual "Harem Hoedown," with lots of valuable prizes.
Have a great day, everybody, and stay cool!
Labels: works in progress