The “Cha Cha Cha” pants | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: 2 yards of red fabric from Jo Ann's (~$4 a yard – coupons!!)
Pattern: Colette Clover
Year: c. 2011
Notions: 9" invisible zipper (from stash)
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: October 2011
Wear again? Yes – with modifications
Total Cost: $8
When I think of Spanish-inspired or Latin-themed things, I immediately think of the color red. So it was natural that for my Sew Weekly post this week, I went with the fiery, spicy, hottest red I could find in my local fabric shop in a stretch suiting fabric.
I've always wanted a red pair of pants and, with fall just around the corner, this was the perfect time to add them to my wardrobe! Thankfully, my Colette Clover pattern arrived just in time to make these bad boys!
As always, this pattern was really simple to make and the instructions were very clear. My only issue was that I the crotch is doing one of those fabric frown things and I will need to do some surgery. Anyone have some good tips on tailoring pants?
Also – I chopped all my hair off! Should have done it in May because it would have made this terrible summer more bearable!