The Lost In The Supermarket Pants
Fabric | Broadcloth
Pattern | Burda 7463
Year | Contemporary
Notions | Zip
Time to complete | Approx 1xviewing of Annie Hall plus three CD’s
First worn | To the shops the next day.
Wear again? Nope
Total price | $10
No fancy photos this week instead I have to ask if you wouldn’t mind coming grocery shopping with me! you see I procrastinated a little longer than I should of and to make things worse my little man had a stomach flu to contend with so this week I thought i’d kill two birds with one stone —so to speak. Okay! lets fill the trolley and talk about my choice for the Oscars challenge, Woody Allen’s. Annie Hall.
I love pineapple so in the trolley she goes and I love Woody Allen and I’m a big fan of the androgynous look! We are looking at the pants this week, the top was a refashion from last years refashion challenge and the velveteen vest I made a couple of years ago and wore for this post. The tie I made yesterday. I love what Diane Keaton wears in this movie and this here is my interpretation of her look. Sorry if I sound rushed it is a little hectic this week.
First off the pants fit a treat but I really don’t like what they do for my figure they add pounds to my backside and have that ‘old lady pants’ look about them, which is funny considering it’s a Burda Young pattern. I guess it’s the pleats at the front and the colour, my first and last beige item for my wardrobe. I’m happy with the overall styling and hope that you can see my modern spin on a classic look.
What can I say I have a terribly speedy metabolism.
Here are the pleats I was telling you about, I don’t mind the high waist and I love the pockets of course but the insertion of the zip gave me some grief I had three attempts before I was happy, the seam between the waistband and the bottom of the pants sat funny, when I zipped them up it kept gaping open, it sits better now but still not 100% it’s possible the bulk of the fabric had something to do with it. The pattern itself was self explanatory but I found the front didn’t quite sit flush with the back, the front pieces were bigger than the back so I had to adjust the pleat notches to bring in some of the bulk and trim back the rest. It could also be me not reading the instructions and just going hell for broadcloth.
Thanks for reading along while I did my groceries this week I treated myself to a big tub of lactose free chocolate ice cream, it’s been a tough week, my son is on the mend, he has that sick hangover we are all familiar with, all light-headed and weak. I hope your week is better than mine, I cant wait to see what everyone makes. Onto the naming of these pants…this week I’ll name my Annie Hall pants after The Clash’s brilliant song ‘Lost in the Supermarket’. Happy sewing me lovelies.