Sunday, July 29, 2012

Who:What:Wear 3

This was the first time I wore the turquoise Clover pants all day long.  I was honestly afraid I might bust a seam, because they really are just a muslin and I had used a longer stitch than I normally would.  But I made it through the day.  This photo was snapped at the end of the day, and if you compare it with the picture in the original post, you can see that this fabric did stretch out quite a bit after hours of wearing.

I wore them with a "hodge podge" top I bought from Boden several years ago.  The fabric at the top has turquoise dots that are the same color as the pants.

I will say that the pants were a lot more comfortable for all-day wear than I'd expected them to be, so that encourages me to make this pattern again.


  1. I could see why you might be a little worried with that fabric, although I love the feel of muslin a lot. But they do seem to be wearing very well and they look fantastic on you too!

    1. Oops - sorry that was unclear, Ivy! "Muslin" is the sewing term for the first go of a pattern, made for fitting purposes. Confusing because there's also a type of fabric called muslin! These are stretch twill. There's no way I'd leave the house in a pair of pants made of actual muslin, LOL!

  2. First off, I have to say, "Love your outfit!"
    Your pants serve as a good base for the top.

    Hey, Gail,I've some muslin from my grandmother's time that is a wonderfully solid piece of fabric. Sturdy enough to match any of today's fabric. Oh, couldn't a gal just custom-dye some of her muslin !

    Your pants pattern/style, as you know, is a good wardrobe base.

    I'm enjoying your love of creating, Gail.


    1. It doesn't surprise me at all that the older muslin is of higher quality than what we have now! In truth, I rarely use muslin when making "muslins" - unless I think I'll have to do a lot of re-marking to alter the pattern.

    2. WHEN I did 'dressmaking' sewing the first garment of a pattern was never wasted time, and most were wearable , as well as the 'pattern' for the subsequent garments.


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