Monday, May 26, 2008

Vogue 8499


I put them on and I'm wearing them right now. Super comfortable weekend pants. Very "California style". I used a poly rayon "linen" fabric from JoAnns that I do love. It has the drape and breathability of rayon, the look of linen, and the added strength and wrinkle resistance of polyester. I have made a few things out of this fabric and really like it. It does ravel, though, so you have to make sure to serge or finish all seam edges in some way. Wash and wear, though. My kind of fabric for everyday wear.

Well, the pants don't make me look thinner, that's for sure, but because they are so big, they just look like they're supposed to look big, so I don't really think they make me look that fat either. Now, if I were to wear a big, blousey top, that might be another story. Oh, yeah, and don't I look stunning in this picture? This is what I look like when I've had a migraine for 3 days. This is the before shot. Still waiting to get to the "after."















I have a review at PR here. One thing I forgot to note was how I did the seams. First I stitched them, pressed them closed, serged the sas together, pressed the sa to one side, and topstitched. The pattern calls for topstitching 1/2 inch away. I kept missing part of the seam allowance so put a little steam a seam in the parts that got missed. Then I realized that the steam a seam would act like a bit of interfacing and would keep the seams straighter and prevent some puckering. On the rest of the seams, I put a line of steam a seam down the length of the seam next to the stitching before I pressed down the sas. I really like how that worked and would definitely recommend doing it.


If you've never worked with an edgestitch foot - DO IT. It makes top stitching SO much easier. I'd say it cuts the time in half. The guide portion of the foot runs along the seam line or edge of fabric and keeps everything nice and straight. Much easier!













Here we're both posing for the back view!

8 comments:

Elaray said...

The pants look good - very comfortable. (I hope the migraines go away soon)

Alexandra said...

They definitely do look "beachy". I like them.

cidell said...

Oh, I've been thinking of an edgestitch foot. I need to see if I have one. You always remind me of find that I didn't know the of!

Marji said...

Nancy, I really like those! You're right, they don't make you look fat at all, because they're so oversize it's obvious that it's the pant, not you. I think you may have sold me on this pattern.

Summerset said...

Hope you're feeling better! They definitely are beachy. The last picture of you and the dog is cute.

paco peralta said...

Hello Nancy .- beautiful trousers. this style was very fashionable in the eighties. actresses like Diane Keaton took these pants. All fashions are now returning and a lot today. I am glad that you have chosen this model. Ahh .. The presser offset is a marvel, I always use. you enjoy your new clothes. greetings. Paco

Beth H said...

Those are great! I bought some navy polyester to make them yesterday. After reading your post, I'm really glad I bought the pattern that included the size 12, rather than the 14 that I usually use. You'd think that for the price of Vogue patterns, they'd include *all* the sizes so that you wouldn't have to choose in the store.

Claire said...

I missed this post previously. The pants are very cute and beachy. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your coat choices sound wonderful. One of these days I need to make an evening coat.

I have the Vogue over the top, long coat pattern and I do want to make it one of these days.