Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Inspire Me- Anthropologie Pants

Take a look at these pants:

I really want to figure out how to add these stripes to my clovers. I think they may be layered next to the side seam line to jazz up these regular looking black denim jeans. These jeans are an online exclusive that cost a whopping $187. If you want a closer look, go here. I have already pre-washed my black denim stretch fabric.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Virtually NOT Hubby-Approved

I finished my muslin for the clover pants. Seek a peek:
                         Front View                                                  Back View

I did major fitting adjustments following the tips posted here. I also had to fix the "U" shaped crotch curve.  I grabbed a tape measure and started making a little chart of the measurements from my favorite pair of jeans with good fit versus the Clover pants pattern on paper.  Here's a look at the chart:


The difference in measurements from my favorite jeans to clover pattern gets distributed accordingly on the paper pattern. I also changed the length of my waistband. For whatever reason, a wider waistband seems to support my curves better than a thinner waistband. Now that I'm pleased with the fit of my clover pants, my hubby voiced his opinion about my virtual clover pants using the loud black and white fabric. Technically, I could pair up my virtual clover pants with solid black, gray, or white tops. He claims that the denim fabric would look better on a jacket. Nonetheless, I have to find some fabric for my clover pants or go for the bold.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Virtual Clover Pants


This is my black and white denim fabric for my clover pants. I had been contemplating buying this pattern for a while, but was worried it would not compliment my curv-aaa-cious toosh. Also, this denim fabric beams with loudness..lol. So, I needed to convince myself to partner my bold denim fabric with this simple pants pattern. I resorted to the following post here using GIMP. Check out my future pants:

The image isn't perfect but for my second time around, this really solidified my choice of fabric and pattern. Of course, I could not have done this post without the clear directions from the blog that I mentioned earlier.