Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fun & Funky Pants

There was a storm last night. It rained so hard that the sound on the roof woke me up. And then this morning, the sun is shining brightly and it looks to be a beautiful day. Life and the weather can shift and change so quickly. I want to enjoy the sun while it's shining.

Sheri, one of the women at the retreat, was wearing a fabulous version of The Sewing Workshop's Chopin blouse. It's the first blouse pattern I've seen in a while that I really Really REALLY wanted to make. I don't typically buy from independent pattern companies for a variety of reasons, one being the cost of the patterns plus shipping, however, The Sewing Workshop has a solid reputation and great patterns. I had admired...

... the Pearl and Opal jacket when I was at Sew Expo in Seattle at the end of February. Since I was ordering, I ordered it too and...

... The Trio t-shirt, vest, and pants, mainly for the pants. I'm trying to collect a variety of funky pant patterns since they are more flattering to my figure than jeans and fun to wear. LOVE the pockets on these. They remind me of a skirt of Marcy's that I wear a lot.

I didn't get a lot done yesterday in the studio - a zipper, two side seams and two darts. Today, I'll do the facing and the hem and the skirt will be finished. It's snug. I read the reviews afterward and several people commented on the fit and how it was hard to sit down in. I can zip it up. I can sit down. If I keep running every morning, it'll fit better soon. I'd definitely sew this pattern again. The style is very flattering. More tomorrow.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - fun and funky pant patterns

Everyone needs to work. Even a lion cannot sleep, expecting a deer to enter his mouth.
- Hitopadesha


  1. Check Patternreview for tips on sewing the Chopin; I've made it a couple of times and it does have a couple of quirks (the pattern layout was wrong, if I remember correctly...had you cutting too many of one of the pieces...). But I love my Chopins and want to make more. ;-)

    1. Thanks. I will. I loved the version that I saw made up. Elegant and interesting.


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