Sunday, April 20, 2014

Leopard Soft Serve

More slacks.  Simplicity 4401 again. 

This leopard fabric is so very strange.  I was searching for bottom weight twills and when this popped up on my screen I though, "Oh YES!"  But it's just weird.

It's possible that I bought upholstery fabric by accident. It doesn't have a lot of stretch to start with but as the day goes on, it gets droopier and droopier and never quite snaps back.  But the next time I wear them, the trousers have gone back to their original shape.  

So strange. After the first few wears, I took the waistband off and added pintucking front and back to help them look a little more tailored.

Also, the leopard print runs across the grain and I managed to cut these slacks out  in such a way that the dark stripe cuts across my body.  I look like a leopard ice cream cone.  Despite all the issues I like them.  They are as comfy as sweats but a teensy bit classier.

But only a teensy bit.