Friday, October 21, 2011

Sssnakey Bells- OOP McCalls 3724




I've had this pattern marinating in my stash since it first came out. I bought it thinking the low rise styling would save me the hassle of doing any alterations. The fabric (purchased several years ago) is a denim weight cotton, that I planned on making some sort of topper with. This is Naimah, one of my teachers and I'm going to her performance tonight. My girlfriends say I am too dressed up when we go out. So I'm compromising with this outfit. LOL.
Though the finished measurements are on the tissue, I cut my regular size, giving me enough seam allowances to alter. I did not make a sway back adjustment (I should have).

The pattern has two lines for cutting out the back piece. I use the outside line, but after taking the pants in almost four inches, I realized I should have used the inside cutting line (I've since made a note on the envelope). Since there are no darts, shaping comes from the back and side seam allowances, and the two piece waistband-which I removed because, it came up too high on my waist. I used a strip of leftover fabric to make a facing which I turned in and stitch down. The zip placket didn't lay flat at the top, so I inserted a tab (4th photo), stitched on a snap (spray painted gold) as the solution. I wish I had made a bias facing for the waist, (the brain cells were out to lunch) because that may have help with the gaposis, I'm experiencing in the back. A sway back adjustment would have help as well. But since I'll wear my shirts out, my "smalls" won't be on display whenever I bend down. I did taper the leg from hip to knee because I wanted a closer fit. Overall, I love these pants! They sit right on my navel, don't cut off the blood circulation in my thighs and the length and width cover my shoes. I hiked them up in the 3rd photo so you can get an idea of the width. I should have taken a better photo so you could see that but the resident photographer was still half awake when he took these. BTW-stained toe nail is a result of Vixen nail polish.

16 comments:

Nikki B said...

These look great. I love the print (I dont remember seeing that in the stash!)

MushyWear said...

Your pants are awesome! The whole outfit is great.

Yoruba Princess said...

I LURVE it; the color pairing is magnificent I would never have thought to wear blue.
Looking 'BELLA'

Aminat said...

These are great pants, love the fit and your fabric choice...

sewphisticated said...

LOVE these! The pants, the outfit, the styling, your fabric choice, just everything!

Gabriella said...

OMG! The most amazing pants!! Ever!!

Bunny said...

Gorgeous pants!

HeathersSphere said...

Wow! You look ultra gorgeous in these pants!

Carol said...

I agree - I never would have paired this colour pants with blue. It looks fantastic. I adore snake prints and have two pieces of snake knits that I can't decide what to do with. I love your shoes, too!

Sheila said...

Great outfit and perfect color pairing.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love the pants *and* the shoes. Such style!

Dana said...

Just fabulous!

Gabrielle said...

Wow - these look fabulous on you! You did a great job here and that's a stunning outfit!

Cennetta said...

Hey Creative Lady, What's new?

Carolyn said...

Omigosh, that fabric is absolutely amazing!!! and I love that you made it into those fab wide legged pants! You rock!! I've not seen such a fantastic outfit... for I don't know HOW long!

And thanks so much for your sweet comment, you are too kind!

velosewer said...

Love the print and the style.