Friday, August 8, 2008

Piece 1 of Mini-Wardrobe

New Look 6785
This has become one of my most favorite patterns to sew. The tops have turned out well, and the pants are exactly the same as the $40 Eddie Bauer pants I bought a few years ago for work. The fit is slimming, the fabric (cotton twill) is comfortable and easy to care for. I have another pair cut and ready to sew in black cotton sateen.

I used a 3/4" wide elastic instead of the waistband stay here. Another Eddie Bauer trick that keeps shirts tucked in and prevents waistbands from growing over time. Pretty straightforward and simple, helps the fit in the waist considerably.

Apologies for the blog mess, I'm hurrying, and it's showing! Anyhow, you can find the review at PR here.
Coming Soon: These pants in black cotton sateen, and my 2nd wardrobe piece, a skirt from the same fabric. 2 yards of black cotton sateen 60" wide is turning into another pair of Eddie Bauer knock-offs and another BWOF skirt... amazing!


Dawn said...

These look great!

Salinda said...

these look like they fit you perfecly! how many tries did it take you to get a TNT pant pattern? I'm still looking.

angie.a said...

Oh wow, thanks for reviewing these!! Those are my FAVORITE pants at Eddie Bauer!! I've been gladly paying full price for 3 pair every couple of years (they wear forever) But since I've gained a little weight this year, the 14s don't fit so great anymore (do they make a 16? I"m not sure.) Now I have to go get that NL pattern this week (which is also a bit too small for my tush, but I have no fear of altering!)

Michelle L. said...

These pants are fantastic! I read your review on PR, thanks for including the pictures of the elastic waistband here, I will definitely be giving these a try.

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Anonymous said...

Your jacket is lovely, and I am impressed with not only your sewing skills, but also your obvious organization skills in accomplishing so much, considering your busy schedule. Kudo's to you, my dear ...BIG KUDO's!