Dec 21, 2011
Leopard Pants Progress!
Readers, the pants are coming along. For you jumpsuit fans -- what can I say? Maybe next time. I really don't wear jumpsuits, to be honest. I don't jump much.
A few strange things about this fabric -- other than the wacky print -- worth mentioning. The stretch is on the warp (i.e., parallel to the selvage) rather than the weft, so I cut the pants legs perpendicular to the selvage, rather than parallel. Otherwise the pants would have stretched in length but not in width, which would have been funky, don't you think? The only visible grain is the weft as well.
So far, it seems to be working; we'll see what the result is like.
I made the pockets out of a vintage striped cotton I picked up at the flea market recently (along with the print fabric that became Michael's short-sleeve shirt).
Now, I must say that cut, this cherry leopard print looks much less overwhelming, and I'm starting to really like it, even if it was probably intended for a thirteen-year-old girl.
Plus -- how's this for spooky coincidences? -- it just happens to go with my recently purchased (used on eBay) Allen Edmonds shoes!
I call the look Predator Preppy! (Or does that sound too much like Anthony Perkins in Psycho?)
And speaking of preppy, would you spend $75 on this book?
I saw Hollywood and the Ivy Look in the window of a neighborhood bookstore and was intrigued, but I think I will be limiting myself to the book's blog. I'm over expensive coffee table books. I don't even have a coffee table.
Friends, it is time for me to make my back pockets. With luck, I will be able to finish these today.
Honestly, do you think these pants are more predator preppy....
...or Cheetah Girls?
Happy sewing, everybody!