Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bottoms Up Pics - Finally!

I finally got around to photographing my finished Bottoms Up Challenge bottoms. They are Simplicity 2700 Amazing Fit Pants. This is my third version, done in grey Armani Collection wool blend (??) fabric that was a birthday gift from my mom, lined in dark grey bemberger. This version has some changes from the original. I eliminated the pockets on the front hip and added back welt pockets.

I love the picture of the back of the pants. Yay, pockets! However, I should have taken pictures with my "real" shoes, which have a small heel, and not my "commuting shoes", which are very flat. Oh well, I was under-caffeinated at the time.

But even more important, I am so happy these pants were rescued from UFO-ville. I cut the fabric way back on Labor Day weekend. Then they sat while I worked on my Lady Grey jacket. When I finally got back to them I was stymied by the welt pockets. But with a little perseverance, I now have a great pair of trousers for work. That said, I think I am done with this pattern.

Next up, photos of my second version of New Look 6915, this time with the cowl neck. That is, if I get around to hemming it tonight.

PS - Now that I've been wearing these pants for most of the day, I have to say I am LOVING the fabric. Not only did it sew up like a dream, but it feels so lovely on and is wearing nicely. Thanks, again Mom!


Karin said...

Very impressed with your welt pockets! And in a contrasting colour too!

Anonymous said...

Ha - Labor Day! These look great. Thanks for linking to the welt pocket tutorial you used - I'm going to try it out.

Faye Lewis said...

You did a great job Clio. I'm still a bit shy of the Simplicity 2700 contoured waistband so my hat's off to you on your results.

Myra said...

You're mom has really great taste in fabric! This is a really great pair of slacks! If the color scheme is correct online, your top may pair with these slacks nicely. I really love that fabric too! Nice job!