Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Oxford Pant

Lately I have been having a facination with Loes Hinse patterns. I've made a few things like the Capri Jacket, Bergman Blouse, Marseilles shirt, New York Dress, and a couple of others. These were all made a couple of years ago, so it's been awhile since I've made a LH pattern.






I've been wanting some elastic waist pants that do not look like pajama bottoms. My rheumatoid arthritis has been acting up lately, and when it does, snaps and buttons are almost impossible to deal with.

I've been looking at the Loes Hinse patterns lately (including Textile Studio patterns). These are the Oxford Pant. I still wasn't sure that I would like these pants, but decided to give them a try anyway. When I finally put them on I fell in love with them. I had tried on a pair of pants at Cold Water Creek a couple of years ago that had this same cut. I loved those pants, but they didn't have them in the color I wanted in my size. I've looked for a pattern with this same cut - and now I've found it. At first, I was a little apprehensive, thinking that these might look dated or just plain unflattering. I'm so glad I tried them, because these are my new favorite pants. I have another pair in black on the cutting table right now!





One of the things I like about these pants are the pockets. Also, the sides are top stitched, and that looks nice. There are darts in the back, which help alleviate the "baggy butt" look.
All in all, I'm really pleased with these pants and think you'll be seeing a lot more of these! I also got the Cruise Pant pattern, and will be trying that soon.

9 comments:

Linda T said...

very nice and very flattering!

gwensews said...

There are many times I prefer an elastic waist pant--Christmas dinner being one of those times! I like the herringbone fabric.

designdreamer said...

I too love the herrigbone fabric.
Since you mentioned the RA, does it interfere with your sewing at all? I find my fingers are quite stiff lately, and I need to see a specialist.

Bobbie said...

I am on a Loes Hinse kick too! I just started sewing with these patterns and love them. I think the high armhole is so flattering on the jackets (LOVE your capri,btw!) and the Euros are my TNT right now.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Great pants Nancy and you've made some wonderful Lois Hinse creations!

Summerset said...

They look great! Since you already have another pair on the cutting table, it seems like they're a winner.

Cennetta said...

I like them too. Great fit.

Nancy W. said...

Designdreamer, yes, sometimes my RA does interfere with my sewing. There are days where I can't even hold a pair of scissors, let alone cut with them. But, thankfully, most of the time, I'm doing OK!

kanishk said...

I like the herringbone fabric.

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