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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

COLOR!

As promised, I temporarily abandoned my usual black sewing and stitched up
a pair of RED PANTS! I seem to be on a perennial search for red pants I love...I'm very picky about the shade of red, and because they are so out there, the fit is more important than usual. I went back to my wonderful
Lynda Maynard pattern for these:



The fabric is a bengaline from JoAnns...80% polyester, 15% rayon and 4%
spandex. There have been comments that the JA bengaline pills more than
the bengaline from Australia..we will see. The color was exactly right, so it's
worth a try.


Unattractive pose, but you can see that the under-the-butt wrinkles are not a
problem. Yay, Lynda!

I'm taking a few days to unclutter the studio...and to decide what's next.

TTYL!


23 comments:

  1. I love your red pants. I've been wanting red jeans since I saw yours. I may have to buy some bengaline from JoAnns. Your fit with the pants is awesome. Thanks for posting.
    Marciae

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  2. Perfect! Great styling with both combos.

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  3. these are perfect for you and fit in so nicely into your wardrobe.

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  4. Great looking red pants! You wear them well.

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  5. Those are fabulous red pants. Wear them and show off your color!

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  6. Love red pants, Margy! I'm sewing a pair also - what is this, is it because it's Valentines? Whatever, I think red pants are swell, and you look great!

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  7. Perfect fit, perfect color for you. They look great in these two outfits. I want a pair!

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  8. The perfect compliment to black. The pants are perfect!

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  9. Perfect shade of red for you - and they fit great!

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  10. Pants look fab. That's the fabric that you got that I didn't the day we had lunch. It looks much more 'red' in your photos than it did in the store. Shoulda got it too!

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  11. Very nice. Did you learn from Lynda how to use the pattern she developed for you to adjust other pants? LOVE her book DeMystifying Fit.

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  12. I'm LOVING all the red being posted for Valentine's Day! Your pants are terrific - love them with the jacket! They really do add a *POP* to your wardrobe!

    The pattern seems really nice - I'll have to put it on my list. Job well done!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  13. I declare, no one rocks a pair of red pants quite like you do - great outfits!

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  14. Love the RED pants for VDay...I love red pants, too, but most reds are too 'maroony'. This color is perfect.

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE your red bengaline pants!! Makes me want to get out my red pants, especially with the gorgeous weather we're having!!

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  16. Great look. I recently bought a pair of bright red skinny jeans from Target - a terrific casual wardrobe builder.

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  17. Yay, perfect red pants! How did we all know your colour sewing would be red?

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  18. Margy, how wonderful!! I also have a pair of red pants and it surprises me how often I reach for them. I hope the fabric holds up for you. I knew right away those were your Lynda-fitted pants. They look so great!

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  20. Everyone needs some red pants in their lives! I've got mine upstairs :)

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  21. I just love the red bobbles/dingleballs on the black jacket. SO fun! Your sewing is very fun to follow. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  22. I just love the red dingleballs/bobbles on the black jacket. Such fun! Your work is wonderfully inspiring and interesting. Thank you for continuing to share your sewing so freely!
    ~GG~
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