June Capsule - Garment 3
My June Capsule Collection has changed dramatically from what I initially planned, which consisted of neutral tones. But as we all know an epiphany strikes and you end up on a detoured road.
Now my revamped clothing capsule - which I'm calling Fashionably Pinstripped, consists of a tank dress, matching cardigan and now slacks. I fretted over how the slacks would work into the scheme of things unnecessarily. My main concern was how I would line the slacks in order that they would not cling to my legs, but it was all in vain. I reached out to Carolyn and she gave me food for thought and after checking out Eileen Fisher knit pants, I was then inspired and dove into sewing them up without the lining and it worked out great.
I used Simplicity 9107 (oop), which consist of knit active wear garments: tank top, halter top and pants.
For the waistband I just sewed 1" elastic to the right side and folded to the inside and stitched. I did not stretch the elastic in that I didn't want the pants gathered at the waist. To add lil weight to the bottom of the pants, I used grosgrain ribbon to hem, using the same technique for the waistband and folded to the wrong side. I tried them on and they fit great and hang well.
I've decided that the accessory will be a purchased item, which will be a belt. Lastly, I will do a top and would like to use silk fabric, but need to determine what color to pair with the pieces... Any ideas....