Fabric: Approx. 3 yards red cotton with 2% stretch $12, scrap fabric for pockets
Pattern: Colette Clover Pants, 2nd time making
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)