After the rousing and gratifying success of my coat it's on to my next projects. I feel radically inspired to try some more difficult and more "fashion-y" designs. Sunni's Pants have inspired me. Maybe I can make pants too?
I've made exactly one pair of pants; a Marc Jacobs for Vogue Patterns pair of capris out of lightweight denim that I sewed up in the mid 90s. I proudly wore them into work (a family business with my grandmother and my uncle) and Mimi (a proud and glamorous Chilean socialite who fell one slightly hard times after her divorce, and became a pretty impressive entrepreneur as a result) took one look and said, "you're far too hippy for those dear." Well, if she thought I was hippy at 24, I wonder what should would think of my hips at 41, but I digress.
I've muslined a pair of menswear inspired pants from an ancient copy of Burda, and after failing to do them up accepted that I need a 42 (wtf!?!?) around the waist and hips, tapering to 38 in the legs. OK.
On to jackets. I'm still obsessed with my Patrones assymetrical fashion editor jacket, but also equally obsessed with Ann Sheridan's uniform in I Was a Male War Bride.
How chic and crisp and capable she looks! And Burda had another of those fabulous, "under the radar" patterns that no one responds too in their November issue:
How adorable would this look over a skirt or dress (Ann of course wears it over menswear pants, but she has a teeny little waist).
Anyway, on to the next!