If you have ever tried to take pictures of clothing, you know how nearly impossible it is to get them to behave for a picture. Fabric just won't stay in a perfect position. I must have taken 50 pictures just to get a few decent enough to use here. The pants look really good, but they just don't want to pose for pictures.
I've tried standing every way but on my head, but nothing I do makes my stomach look any smaller. Guess I better get back on a serious DESM diet.
Plus, I have a crooked back due to a bit of Scoliosis. If my pants look like they are falling down on one side, it is because they ARE!
Just turn your head a little, and they might look a little straighter.
You can easily see my HIGH hip, and my LOW hip. This is why I make pants. Nobody out there makes RTW pants going downhill.
Maybe I should start my own pattern company. Call it "Patterns for the Horizontally-Challenged".
I also have one hip that is fuller than the other. BUT, my boobs are the same! Everyone can't claim that.
So would you like to see my finished Louise Cutting, My Swing Set pants?
Kathryn requested yesterday that I please put on a pair of shoes so I don't look quite so much like a hobo. (LOL. My loose interpretation of what she really said.) Forgive the brown shoes. Those are the only ones here that have any kind of a heel. THEREFORE, I have gone to Zappos.com and ordered about 10 pair to try on. I wanted red, but red was very limited. So, I ordered all black.
I want to show you how nice the elastic is when it is all done. You have to WASH it or STEAM it to get it to shrivel up and look this pretty.
And after looking at these photos, I decided that a sharp, straight line across the widest part of my tummy is NOT a good look.
Hence I went to my closet and got my Peggy Sager's shirt. I love the hemline on this one.
I know Peggy is the "black sheep" of the independent pattern makers, but I still like her patterns -- errors and all.
The NUMBER ONE reason I like her patterns is that they have B, C and D bust choices. Now that I have figured out how to deal with the armhole/sleeve issues, I think I can make more of them. I'll keep you posted on that.
I need to clean up the huge mess in this sewing room, so I better get started.
I almost forgot. IF anyone is interested, I made a little video today showing how to sew the elastic inside the casing. I used Louise's elastic which is really soft and nice for this application. I wore the pants for about an hour, and the waistband was SUPER comfortable, and it did not turn over onto inself at all. Nothing short of a miracle!
Here is the elastic video if there are any newbies out there. I am gonig to REdo this on the next pair of pants, and try to position the camera so I get a clear focus on the waistband instead of the tissue box.
I've gotta get busy cleaning up this place. I may tell you tomorrow about a book I'm reading that Margaret gave me. It's a true story.