Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Comfy Sewing

You know, when you have to get dressed
But you really don't want to.
Hudson pants  but in a woven.
Sewn up in soft denim, my seemingly endless roll that I purchased five years ago (or so) from eBay.
As Hudson's are made for knit fabrics I knew I would have to size up.
I decided to wing it and use the same size I made here. These pants still fit but are very drape-y now. The Twins intimated they would wear them if they didn't suit me.
I am very pleased with the seat of these, they stay nice even after a day of wear.
Not too 'mum-bummy' and I have a flat arse.
As Elsa says 'You don't have a bottom, just a thigh with a crease in it'.
Rather the using ribbing for the pocket trim, I trimmed back a woven polo shirt collars (people hand them on to me in droves, it must have been the thing to buy and marinate in your stash in the 90's) and used that.
It worked really well. 
I was tempted to used the same for the cuff but had a very similar ribbing so went with that
I used cotton/modal for the pocket bags.
A trick I learnt sewing Zara's trousers.
The drawstring is completely faux but mandatory (according to the Twins).
So, will they score them?
Will they heck!

~My Verdict~
Love them, super quick to sew 2 1/2 hours and I am not a speedy sewer.
I think I may have sized up 3 sizes for my hips? They fit fine through the bum and thighs but almost  pull at the back of the calf.

I am right into capsule wardrobes at present and these fit in perfectly.

Also, being woven and not knit, I can get a second day from them if I air them in between wears

xx Nicole
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37 comments:

  1. Oh yes these are terrific! I love your tip about using the polo collar for the pocket trim - it looks great! You are tempting me to sew a pair of these...

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    1. Do it Lara!
      They sit a wee bit lower so one doesn't get that 'bulge' thing that can happen with lazzy pants.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  2. These are fantastic! They look so comfortable!

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    1. Thank you, they are Kate.
      I am thinking grey linen for spring could be very nice too...
      xx N

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  3. Gorgeous. Last weekend We waved all the way from Keith, through Tinty then on to the Bridge on the weekend - no sign of your name on the road though ... Give us a hint and I'll wave again on up weekend !

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    1. He he, we are off down a dirt road.
      Thank you for thinking of us.
      xx N

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  4. You look so cute, Nicole. They are a great look for you. Good thing you have built-in fashion consultants at home; I would have been tempted to skip the drawstring too :)

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    1. Oh yes Masha, teenage girls are full of it ;)
      xx N
      ps Thank you!

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  5. Love, love these! Casual but still smart!

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    1. Thank you!
      I think these would look awesome on you too, Cindy.
      xxN

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  6. Love them, they look super comfy but nice enough to leave the house in. I am a big fan of the capsule collection and as much as I love bright pretty fabrics, I stick to mostly black and grey, because everything goes and I am comfortable those colours.
    Great job.

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    1. Thank you!
      I love my clothes now, I donated 3/4's of then (didn't fit, didn't wear then) but I now have more outfits and always feel nice.
      Hugo purchased me an app for my phone that I can use like polymer, but with my own clothes!
      xx N

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    2. Oh the app sounds interesting, may I ask the name of it?

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    3. Style App? It was about $6? I crazy love it and play with it when feeding or waiting for the girls to finish netball practice.

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    4. Stylebook! http://www.stylebookapp.com

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  7. I bet you thrash these to death - they look great! I really could have used something like this today, when I got wet in the rain riding home but it was a little early for pyjamas :D

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  8. I will Jane, I could almost cut another straight away but I wouldn't wear my new jeans...
    Thank you, you are right, they are perfect almost-pj-pants.
    xx N

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  9. This looks is absolutely gorgeous on you!!
    Perfect understated chic - Love it so much!!!
    Btw you look so fabulous - motherhood really suits you <3

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    1. Thank you ASMBlue.
      What a lovely, lovely thing to say.
      xx N

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  10. They look so comfortable. I think I look like that most days. I cannot squeeze myself into jeans anymore. These loose fitted pants are addictive.

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    1. They are so comfortable!
      I like jeans in Winter as I get cold and I can be in and out the house but I think in mild weather, these will be great.
      I think these would suit you too, in a soft linen?
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  11. These look awesome! Perfect for kicking around on a weekend! The fabric looks nice and that tip about polo collars is fascinating! What a great idea! I've upcycled some polos but always tossed the collar ...

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  12. Thank you Inder.
    What a great idea to use old polo collars, they are often fine, I salvage the buttons.
    I think these will be very handy in Spring when I have to dive into town and i need to shave my legs ;)
    xx N

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  13. These turned out really lovely! What a great idea to use the polo collars.

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    1. Thank you!
      I can't take credit, I saw it on some RTW pants :)
      xx N

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  14. These turned out really lovely! What a great idea to use the polo collars.

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  15. They are really nice on you. I love the last photo of you... you look super happy! Thanks for the polo collar tip!

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  16. Thank you
    Smiling at my sweet husband.
    xx N

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  17. They look great Nicole and I agree, that last photo is an absolute winner!

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    1. Thank you McStich, kind of you to say.
      xx N

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  18. So glad you made these in a woven! These are exactly what I need. You know they look fantastic when the twins want to get there hands on them! You are looking great mama!

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  19. I have been surprised how often I pull them out Kristin. They are neat and tidy enough to wear for a run into town too.
    Thank you for your lovely compliment.
    xx N

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  20. Wow! Look at you! Looking good mama (and the pants are pretty good too :)

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    1. Awww, you smoothy!
      Give that sweet baby a cuddle for me.
      xx N

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  21. ha ha! They look great! I would NEVER have guessed that you're only 5'3"! These pants make your legs look really long! I too know all about having in-house "fashion consultants" (although my "baby" will leave for her 3rd year of college in a little more than a month - time flies!) It sure comes in handy when I'm shopping for one of my 3 girls to have a smart phone, take a photo of the item in question, and send it to another one for her opinion.

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  22. Thank you!
    Yes, I am definitely the shorter side of average but thank you for thinking I have long legs.
    Those teen girls keep us on our toes, it is good for me though. I am so busy I would just be clean and neat and I think it is important for my mental health to look nice as well.
    I am dreading my Biggies leaving for Uni, I will miss them.
    xx N

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