The “Loft Like” Pink Pants
Fabric: 2 yards of baby wale stretch cord from Christmas
Pattern: Jalie 2908
Notions: 1 jeans zipper and 1 left over button $3.00
Time to complete: I’d guess 8 or so hours. Certainly, the better part of my sewing time for the week but we’ve been sick here and I ran out of thread once so my time has been limited.
First worn: I wore this outfit to church on Sunday
Wear again: Yes, the may be just a bit loose but I love them and will surely wear the again.
Total cost: Can I just say I’m not good at this part. Maybe I just don’t want to know what I spend on my sewing. I bought the pattern used for $10 and have used it 3 times, the fabric was a gift but was probably about $16 and the zipper was about $3 as was the button. So if I had gotten everything for the project it would have been about $32 but I really only had to spend $3 additional dollars to complete the project.
I have a confession to make. Pink is my favorite color. It has been for as long as I can remember. While many grown women carry on about how pink makes them want to puke I can’t get enough of it. I would totally wear some of my daughters all over pink outfits if I thought I could get by with it. So the idea of pink pants is particularly appealing to me. I put this lovely pink stretch baby cord on my Christmas list this year so that I could make a pair of pants like these from Loft.
This was my third run through the Jalie Stretch Jeans pattern and once again I will say that they really were not that hard. I had to adjust the waist of these a good bit though so I’m thinking it might be time to retake my measurements and trace a smaller size. Let me just add that I took these in a good bit more after the pictures and took my measurements again. Turns out I need to drop 2 sizes. That explains a lot. They work though and they are incredibly comfortable. I really just don’t see myself buying a lot of pants in the future since I can make ones that fit reasonably well and are much more comfortable without having to go through the dressing room trauma. I even added enough length so they could rumple at the ankles. For someone my height this is a real treat. My husband things is a treat too since I end up doing most of my pants sewing in my undies so I can try them on throughout the process.
Here is a close up of the pants because I’m sure yo all wanted to see a close up of my rear view right? I am quite pleased that they don’t have a baggy back side though. Usually pants that fit my waist have a baggy tail.