Saturday, February 23, 2013

Escape is at hand for the travelling man ...

I've been listening to a lot of the Tragically Hip this week and it's flavoured my mood tonight.

Two weeks ago when I started these jeans I had a plan, not just for my pants, but for my life.  My world has been altered in the past 14 days for reasons that I may share in the coming weeks.  I've had to delay my return home by a few weeks and that comes with mixed feelings.  But back to the jeans ...

These started life as BWOF 05-11-116 skinny jeans, which I made recently in red.  As I mentioned last time, I frankenpatterned the pockets of Burda Anita jeans onto this pattern and this time I also frankenpatterned the crotch curve from my best fitting RTW jeans (Levis Bold Curve).  I took the back seam in by about an inch, but that could be because this sateen is a little stretchier than the one I used last time.

I am quite happy with the fit, although these pictures make me look FAT. These pants are a nice addition to my SWAP.  The pictures aren't great but at least they are on a body.  I'll make sure I get someone to take better shots when SWAP is done.



 
I don't know what I'm making next, I have a few bits of fabric hanging around as possible SWAP additions that will also contribute to my stashbusting.

13 comments:

Summer Flies said...

They do not make you look fat. Before I read your entry I thought what great fitting pants! They look great on! Weather wise you aren't missing anything here although today was beautiful but it's an outlier.

Sheila said...

Please tell me you did not write that the jeans make you look fat... you are totally kidding right...lol. Those jeans look awesome on you and the top is perfect with it.

Hoping that you get home sooner and all will be well.

Karin said...

They certainly do not make you look fat! They are very cool! And will certainly add some zing to your wardrobe.

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

You meant type "hot", right? I love them. You look amazing!!!

Sharon said...

Fantastic jeans and definitely "hot"! Look after yourself.

Faye Lewis said...

Love your jeans - what a great fit too. And you certainly don't look fat to me.

Faye Lewis said...

P.S. Hope all goes well for you!

Robyn said...

You look amazing, they're quite fabulous pants. Wishing you all the best whatever the situation may be.

Sue said...

Fat?? You need to look at these photos again! Hope all gets sorted with your personal circumstances..

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toy said...

I love the fabric, very trendy. I am happy to hear you are happy with the fit, and I hope whatever it was that happened the last few weeks is better now, Take Care of yourself

Gail said...

First things first. You don't look fat. Second, they are fabulous, beautifully made jeans.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

These pants are so fab. Perfect job with the pattern placement, I'm sure that was not fun to lay out. You look great in these!