Smokin Red Pants!

I love, love, love my new paaaaants!!

These turned out even better than I expected.  I love the fit, I love the details, I love the length, I love them.

The color ROCKS, and it’s just the right weight–it’s a really great organic twill, and now I want it in every single color they manufacture.

The welt pockets are dreamy, and the pocket bags are all made from Ambience lining, which is so luxurious.

The waistband facing is of a French General fat quarter I had from ages ago, in one of those great Moda silky weaves that feel so nice.

This is the Vogue 1051 pattern I’m using next week at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion in Hunstville, and in my Sewing Pants e-course in August, and it went together so smoothly!  I cut a straight size 12 and made some small adjustments to the shape of the waistband to better suit my banana waist.

I also decreased the flare on the pants legs very slightly, to make it less dramatic–I want these to be my all-the-time pants this fall, and I needed something a little but more everyday than the way the legs were originally drafted.

I made another pair as shorts, as a wearable muslin, to make sure I had the fit right before cutting into this twill, and I’m planning a khaki pair with red welts, because I can, and a cropped pair in navy linen.

Did I mention I love, love, love these pants??  I feel like a superstar, rockin’ it out in Holly-the-wood.  I love these pants!

My poor eldest, forced to take these photos.  She said, “They’re good.  I mean, mostly.  Some of them are pretty silly.  I mean, most of them are silly, but there are some good ones.” Bless her.

19 Comments on “Smokin Red Pants!

  1. They look great!!!! What is a banana waist?? Do you think one could reduce the flare even more if one wanted to?

  2. Deborah, you are HILARIOUS! I had to show this to my mom to explain why I was smiling so much – even just at the title. Yes, you are smokin hot. Total success!

  3. Can’t wait for the e-course. I think I am going to go for the drama of the full flare leg!! tsssssssssss.

  4. Those are some hot pants! (Not hotpants, you luckily are too young to remember those.) I’d love to know what fabric that is, and is it available in the etsy shop? And does it come in orange?

  5. They are some seriously stylish pants! I’ve got a couple of different fabrics in my stash for pants but am waiting for my pre-baby body to return – who am I kidding? I should just start cutting that fabric now…

  6. Your pants look great. If I didn’t have a baby taking up my time I would totally sign up for your class just so I could hear your tips on these pants. My old pre-baby pants patterns won’t be used this winter. 🙂

  7. Deborah you are a cartoon !!!. Love Love Love the pants. Very nice. 🙂 Will you do a lot of video instruction for this course, I understand best via video.

  8. I like the walking shot the best. Reminds me of those photos on patterns.

  9. These are knockout! My only thought is…..maybe a slightly deeper hem? I like the way the additional weight helps fabric hang. Favorite detail? Back pocket loop. So unnecessary, but very cool.

  10. Gorgeous! Both you and the pants! 🙂 I’m totally looking forward to the pants e-course and can’t wait to make these pants!

  11. Ok I was trying to resist taking the pants ecourse. Of course I really should finish the darn quilt. Please give a fabric source for that twill!

  12. I must make those pants!! Except no way will my hindquarters look as good as yours. My muffin top will make a strong showing though.

  13. Hot mama!! I am so excited to make some for myself in your course. I even got the pattern already their shipping was so fast. I hope mine fit me as well. I am not as thin as you are.

  14. Oh my goodness. Not that I wasn’t already planning to sign up, you know that, but those pants SEALED THE DEAL! I so love that color and I WANT that fabric! I’ve got some stretch twill in beige I thought I’d use, but that color is fabulous!

  15. Oh…. SWOON! I can not wait for the e-course to start! Your pants look terrific! 🙂

  16. So great! I’m excited just thinking about the possibilities once you find that one awesome pattern that fits perfectly!