StyleArc Barb's pants pattern that Shams and a few others have had good luck with.
Unfortunately, my experience was not so good; I made the first pair out of a cross-dyed stretch linen from Marcy Tilton (for those of you who wonder, a cross-dyed fabric has two different threads that make up the weave, one that goes across the grain, the other that goes with the grain). This fabric was black and ivory, but "reads" as a tweed.
The fit was so-so...I am very spoiled by the custom pants pattern Lynda Maynard made for me last year; it's hard for me to settle for anything less.
So here are the Barb's pants, worn with my Black TKO jacket from June.
I tweaked the SA pattern a little and attempted a second pair in a stretch gray denim from EOS...they were worse than the first pair and went in the wadder
tub (the trash). So I'll stick to what works, for a change!
FYI, I have updated and reposted the SHOOZ page on my blog; it started out as a record of my Trippen shoes, but I have branched out a little and have added some other brands!
And here are some closeups of the jewelry I'm wearing above, from some of my favorite artists:
This is from savage salvage on Etsy...she calls it "mermaid farts"! It's made from recycled faux pearls...
This is a pair of earrings from Keith LoBue, an American artist based in Australia...I've taken 3 or 4 workshops from him in the past. One earring says "Silenced", the other "Confused".
And this is a wonderful bracelet made for me over a several-year period by the artist Charlotte Valestra; unfortunately she doesn't have a website.
This is based on a YA series by Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising, one of my favorite book series that I read over and over...
After being AWOL last week, I'm showing up on Patti's "Visible Monday" again; come over and see some beautiful, visible women!
and I have a new camera lens!!!!