This winter has been relentless, as we all know, so I really needed more leg coverage, and was dying to cheer myself up with the plaid in my stash. Time for some MORE Colette Clovers, since clearly I’d rather make pants than lose weight and actually fit into the perfectly decent trousers already in my wardrobe. One pair was made out of this brilliantly loud pink on black, shown here during the first fitting after being painstakingly cut and matched
I have worn these bad boys shamelessly all winter. Here they are in action captured with my new tripod against the snowy Lake Quinn, PA background.
The other print is more subtle but I love the colors.
After all this fun and frivolity, it’s time for Honesty Corner. I almost wanted to title this post “It’s The Fabric, Stupid”, because realistically these trousers have sort of been nothing but trouble. Both fabrics are super cheap and flimsy, and stick viciously to tights and socks, so they’re always bunched around the calf. Plus they stretch out in the course of the day so only look decent in the morning. I also didn’t finish the edges very well so the pink and black ones are falling apart (I had to Photoshop out one of the rips!) It’s definitely not the pattern because my first two Clovers are a dream and have none of these issues.
Even with these issues, I’m WAY glad I made these. I can always use the experience with Clover construction, and having them in my pant rotation got me through this shitty winter, even with the bagginess and other quirks. Plus, I plaid-matched like a pro, if I do say so myself!
In other plaid heaven, check out these lovelies:
The goddess Goodbye Valentino and her brilliant refashion http://goodbyevalentino.com/2013/11/24/wearing-the-pants/ AND a fab peplum top http://goodbyevalentino.com/2014/03/20/the-plaid-peplum-b-5615/
Scads of plaids and other goodies from Meg http://megthegrand.blogspot.com/2014/02/me-made-2014-rounding-out-january-and.html
Aleksandra’s brilliant Archers http://liveaboardtakesthesuburbs.blogspot.com/2014/02/things-ive-sewn-lately-plaid-on-plaid.html
Happy Happy Sewing. Hope for Spring!!