What's Up, Cupcake? Menu

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The 'Liar Liar' Pants

The Facts
Fabric: Approx. 3 yards red cotton with 2% stretch $12, scrap fabric for pockets
Pattern: Colette Clover Pants, 2nd time making
Year: 2011
Notions: Red invisible zipper $2
Time to Complete: 3 hours
First worn: January 2012
Wear again: Yes!
Total Price: $14
Oh yes, red pants.  After making my first round of Clover’s I knew I wanted to tackle the pattern again with a better fit.  While wandering through the stretch cotton section at my local fabric store, I spied this deep red fabric.  A few short minutes later and it was being cut up with my hands itching to make a new pair of pants.
This time, I learned from my mistakes and went with my original gut (no pun intended) size.  The last time I made these pants, I, for once, made a muslin, buuuut... not in a stretch fabric.  So then I graded up too large for my final version, and had some loose fitting pants.  But not this time!
I actually think they fit really well.  They’re definitely fitted, but comfortably so.  Ok, honestly? I think I love them.  I don’t think I’ve ever had pants in a fun color before so it’ll be nice to have some bright separates. Oh, and even more fun, I had some leftover striped cotton from the Anchor's Away skirt, so I used them as the pocket lining. No one would really see them as they’re flush with the pants top, but I know they’re there!

So the hubby might need to fight for affection this Valentine’s Day, because I’ll be swooning over these pants.

What I Watched:
My Fair Lady (1964)
Swing Kids (1993)


  1. LOVE these pants! I've been wanting to make a pair of red clovers and now I'm totally inspired. Can't get over how much I love these!

  2. Those turned out so cute - very flattering. Isn't it nice to not have to settle for the plain navy-black-brown choices from the stores?

  3. They are great pants! They look great on you! I am so inspired! Keep sewing!

  4. Very nice, like the color alot!

  5. Oh wow, those look HOT HOT HOT! And yet sweet, paired with the lovely top! Nice job. :)

  6. Hi Christine- Stopping by from the 30 Days of Lists forum to say hello. Those pants are adorable! I love the color, and I love those shoes, too! :)

  7. Red pants. They are just the best, right?

    (Problem with "Swing Kids": not. enough. dancing.)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...