The “Road Zombie” Skinnies
There isn’t much missing from my wardrobe. There are plenty of things I’d like to have but not many that I need. For this week’s challenge I could only think of 2 things. A plain blue T and a pair of black skinnies. I would have felt like a real slacker if I’d gone with the T so I decided to go with the skinnies even though a trip out of town and lots of work with a new client were going to leave me pressed for sewing time. I had to put in a very late night to turn these out.
I’ve got black trousers (not pants) in just about every style but this is the style I wear most of the time. They go with every top I have made for Sew Weekly and just about everything else in my closet. Which makes sense right? They’re black.
I am not an experienced seamstress or pattern maker like Loran or Leimomi and I don’t feel like taking the time to learn to make a pants block so I’ve been blending patterns I own to find the perfect rise and cut. It’s been going pretty well. Each experiment is not perfect but the imperfections are not so bad either. It’s fun.
For this pattern I decided to put the pockets on the outside and cut the front piece in half. I’d love to make a pair with separate pieces around the knee area and in back. Because the cotton had so much stretch I could make them really slim. I’ve worn them a couple of times and they’re already stretching out a bit but not so much that I hate them. Enough to give them that lived in look. I love the button-yes-that is Albert Einstein hanging out just below my belly button.
How many of you think you know me well enough to guess if I’m hanging out in my underwear at a construction site on a very busy street in Grand Rapids, Michigan?
Pattern: Not really self drafted but close enough
Fabric: 2yds cotton spandex blend $10
Notions: 1 7in zipper $2 and 1 button from my stash
Time to Complete: FoEva!
First Worn: This weekend to hang out with my BFF Angi and her family
Wear Again?: Yes-of course
Total Price: $12
Road Zombie-Social D.