When I saw this book I just had to look at it and when I looked at it I had to purchase it. The clothing in this book that the designer designed have become my style. That style is very loose-fitting and comfortable. I did not necessarily choose that style, it has chosen me.
These are the harem pants that I plan to make. They are loose-fitting don’t you agree? I have even read the instructions for pattern layout and sewing instructions. However, just because I read them does not mean the I will follow them. I know that I should not make light of following instructions. It is just that I see the opportunity to put in some of my own creativity. I have really been doing that lately. I must confess that it has been a lot of fun too.
There are not a lot of pattern pieces. What makes these ‘harem pants’ more unique is the detail in the sewing. From the instructions that I have read these details will not be hard to do.
As you can see in the first photo I had to print the pattern out on my computer. something like 28 pages. Now I have to tape all of these together. Boy, I look forward to that. I have already reviewed all of the pages and it will not be difficult. The bigger challenge will be picking the fabric. I have thought about this for a while and I do believe that I know which piece of fabric that I will use and I will be making a blog post in the near future with that information in it.
Now that I know that I am going to make the ‘harem pants’ I need to have something to wear on top. I do not want to make the top on the front of the book that the model is wearing with the harem pants. I just finished making a new top that is really a great top.
The fabric that I used in this top was plain white cotton fabric that I colored using fabric paint. Of course I made the top after I did the stamping on the band at the bottom of the top. I finally tried the top on today and I absolutely love this top. It would be just perfect if I were to make it a size or two smaller but that does not go with my lifestyle at this time. I have decided to make this top to go with the pants that I have already talked about. I am going to make it out of some cotton fabric that I hand dyed a couple of years ago. I think that it will be perfect.
I will be making blog posts as I make this outfit so please come and see how I am doing at it. Hopefully I won’t be a flop.