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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Monday, September 29, 2008

Pants project about to launch in the next few days

I am still in recovery mode from a fabulous, wonderful wedding (pictures to follow) but have started the first step of my duct tape copy of a ready-to-wear pair of pants, and that would be finding a pair to copy. I have is a quick photo of one pair I am considering, and just looking at this picture has brought a few things to my attention:

1. I actually don't own a pair of pants that really as a fabulous fit. I am thicker in the middle than I used to be, pretty straight up and down and don't have such big legs. This means that pants that fit my mid section can be loose lower down. I may end up doing a capri pair instead.
2. Pictures of black pants are hopeless. Glad my test fabric is grey.
3. Part of my pant fitting problems may be what is inside the pants. For various reasons this is going to have to be the winter I give fitness the attention it deserves (thank goodness for sewing podcasts).
4. Working out a way to have a decent, reliable pants pattern is a worthwhile project.


Lynelle said...

Good words.

Barbara said...

Thank you, I wonder sometimes if what I write makes sense or even if it is interesting enough. Appreciate the comment.