Ok, so the pants are coming together, and let me tell you, there was some gawdawful lot of making the pattern match at the seams. BUT, oh horror, the green canvas I found to match the original fabric doesn’t match anymore. I love mixing colors, quite often in a breathtaking way, but they must MATCH- either by being different shades of the same hue (if you see what I mean) or a complete opposite. I’m very particular about this. Now as I was sewing last night I was surprised that the two greens didn’t go together but decided to keep working and look at them in daylight. Still don’t look good. I want the colors to enhance each other and these two don’t. Sigh. So no jacket to match the pants, that’s for sure.
I decided I would go for trousers using my boldly patterned cotton fabric. There wasn’t enough for the upper part which goes down to a triangle in the back, though, so I set off for some hunting. I buy most of my fabrics in thrift stores, and the secret of thrift store shopping is to buy what you find, not go looking for what you want. Today, however, I found just the green canvas I needed. And there’s enough for a jacket or a shirt to match the pants. Yay!
I bought this fabric with a dance costume in mind, but haven’t gotten around to it. Have lately considered trousers, but the cotton’s so thin I fear it won’t be heavy enough, even with double hems. A dress perhaps, since spring is coming?
Also, in the wrong direction, from a distance, the pattern gives a sensation of very blurry eyesight. The colors are so nice, though!
Seems when I’ve made them before I didn’t put any extra allowance on the leg parts, but the wideness is really nice