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Friday, February 19, 2016

Emergency Khakis...Vogue 9067.



These are my new emergency pants, because an emergency happened this week.  The hot pink cotton voile trousers I have had for years seemed to attract a substance this week that stained badly and would not come out.  Leaving me with no option but to quickly run up a replacement pair for around the house.  The pink ones will be relegated to dirty jobs in the garden...

I decided to try the wide legged pants from Vogue 9067:


V9067, Misses' Top and Pants

This pattern has two top variations (neither of which appeal to me and will not get made) and two pant variations, a wide legged and a tapered legged elastic waist pant.  The tapered pants have pockets, the wide legged ones do not.  But mine do :)

I found a piece of cotton lawn that was already washed in my stash.  I had 2 metres of 105 cm fabric, and I found a flaw 20 cm in.  So a bit of quick thinking and I realised that I could cut crossgrain and have just enough to cut the pants.  I could only make them the length of the width(if that makes sense) of the fabric, so that was the length they became.  In all I took out 5 inches of length from the pattern leg length.  I am 160 cms, with longish legs for my height, so the pants are very long...the picture above shows them flopping on the floor, and I think the model is wearing heels.  With the rain we have here, and with steps to navigate at the door, pants that flop on the floor are going to get wet or present a trip hazard...

So mine are ankle grazing - just right for thongs or strappy little sandals.

I cut size Small, and added a tiny bit to the front rise.  I added pockets - I used the pockets from the tapered pants version.  I also checked the size of the front of the wide legged pants against the front of the tapered pants, and added a bit at the sides and tummy to match. The wide legged pants pattern is narrrower across the front than the tapered pants front -and these fit me well (blog post here).   I added a casing - if you look at the picture of the pant (D) above, you can see the waist band is flat at the front. I did not think this would work well with such a fine fabric as lawn, nor was it necessary.

Then it was on with the pants.  I really like these - they feel just right and feel like me.  It's funny how some clothes feel like you, and some don't.

A quick few pictures, and then I have got to put the old pink pants on and go and do some watering :)






And the costings?

I have already used the pattern so nothing for that, 2 metres of lawn, $11.98, elastic, $1.95, Mettler  thread purchased, $3.45, Overlocking thread and needle allowance, $4.00.

Total: $21.38.

And worn with Top, New Look 6273, blogged here.

Back next week, have a great weekend everyone,

Sarah Liz

19 comments:

  1. Nice job! I keep admiring the pretty top too. It occurs to me that the reason I am gazing at the top is because the trousers do such a good job of making the top look good. Clearly you have nailed trousers!

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    1. I think you are right - both are elegant, flowing lines. The green also works nicely with the green in the top and khaki always looks good with rich pinks.

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  2. Love your new pants;Proud you had the pattern/fabric in your stash, to be able to sew them up quickly.[sometimes having a fabric/pattern stash is beneficial, smile]
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Judy - yes, I like to have a good stock on hand just so I can make what I want when I want it:).

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  3. I have made the wide legged ones twice and love them Yours are very nice and very flattering! Cute outfit.

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    1. Thank you Mary - I read your review about the pants, and you said they were good - not so much the top! I'll be making another pair as well.

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  4. Your pants came out really great. They look very comfortable. I'm so in love with your top. Great outfit!

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    1. Thank you - yes, I was lucky enough to find this floral in such nice colours - it's not often I find a floral that works for me.

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  5. Nice pants and they go so well with your beautiful top.

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    1. Thank you - the top needed the right colour to go with it, which was also factored into my choice of colour for these pants.

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  6. These look so comfortable and stylish. It is a pity your pink pants are stained. But these look like they could become a quick favorite.

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    1. Thank you Annie - I'm with you on the need for comfort in clothes - but we need them to look good too.

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  7. Another practical make you will wear over and over. And almost everything goes with Khaki. Love your pretty pink top also x

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  8. These do look cool and comfy, Sarah Liz. I have never tried lawn for pants, but you have me intrigued now. Your pants work well with the pretty top, which it is nice to see again. The fit is perfection - really well worked out.

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  9. I love your new pants, it looks really comfy but pretty :) Perfect match with your floral top :)

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  10. Great looking pants and love how we can adapt to get the garment we are after.

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  11. These look so good on! I'm very impressed and they go so well with the top which is so lovely. That colour is such a neutral too, I bet you find they'll go with a lot of things.

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