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After last week’s diversion to New York City, I got home and was completely inspired to sew. I usually don’t have too much of a problem in this area except to say that instead of trying to focus on one idea, I get sidetracked and focus on several ideas and then get nothing done as a result. So, this week, I really tried to hunker down and focus on one wardrobe idea. Just one. It’s hard work friends.

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As I was a tester for these clever little Clover slacks from Colette Patterns, I decided that I would whip ‘em up from the fabric I purchased at Paron’s from the oh so suave Marcial. A naughty little glen plaid wool stretch fabric. It’s official that I now am in love with wool stretch – particularly the 98% wool, 2% lycra type. So easy to work with, something I’ve not had luck with before, and it stretches! Yay! Makes fitting just a little bit easier.

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Since I was so impressed with myself for finishing these little pants, I had to show them off before I finished the top that I am making especially for them. So of course, you’ll see these again, with a top that’s a similar shade of turquoise and most likely with more red accents. Giving you little tidbits along the way just re-infuses my mission for outfit sewing. See, I’m one of those that sews the onesies which didn’t seem so apparent until I was packing for my quick trip to The Big Apple and needed an entire handmade outfit. Even more irksome was the fact that I barely have any great tops to go with so many of the great bottoms I’ve already made. Why oh why do I only focus on filling out the bottom? I have no idea. I mean, I know its a little silly that today I’m also showing you yet another bottom, but hey, the top is cut out and ready to sew, so cut me a little slack here. I ain’t perfect.

Anyway, just popping in with a little early Fall freshness! I’ll be back on the ball with the beltmaking school next week, plus, of course, more outfit sewing goodness! Have a wonderful weekend!


  • Susie - So cute, i bought a 50′s pattern for cigarette pants, but now have changed my mind (seeing how nice they turned out on you) and will be buying the colette pattern. I’ve been checking your store to see if you have gotten the clover pattern in yet. Eagerly awaiting to purchase the pattern and a belt kit…ReplyCancel

  • Lavender - You be smoking in your cigarette pants, darling! My fav color combo, too! The first thing I noticed while doing SSS is that I have all dresses & bottoms, and no tops. I think it’s a pretty common theme for sewists, even though blouses aren’t time consuming or difficult.
    Lavender recently posted..I’m a color & a COLOURloverReplyCancel

  • Sarah - They look great! I’m going to be jealous if mine don’t turn out as well, ordered the pattern yesterday
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  • Melanie - Wonderful job! And great fabric. They look fabulous on you.ReplyCancel

  • Debi - Don’t know how I missed this post! These are AMAZING! And in plaid, you know how I love plaid :) I had the best time at Paron’s …what an amazing store…I wish it could be transplanted (with all the employees) to Edinburgh :) ReplyCancel

  • Denise Wood - I’ve never wanted to make pants before, but your photo is making me want to give it a go!

    And your red shoes, by the way, are AWESOME.ReplyCancel

  • Knitty - [...] this is part of an outfit for my Clovers, which, I know, I’m not wearing here. But you get the idea, right? I’m pretty happy [...]ReplyCancel