What I'm Wearing | Burnt Orange V-neck + Gray Wool Pants

6:15 PM

So I've been looking at pants patterns, because I'm always out to find the next great pattern.  I love the yellow pants I made, but that pattern took some tweaking.  The fit through the thighs were not as fitted as I'd have liked.  I wanted pants that were fitted through the hips, thighs and flared at the knee.  And that's what I tried to achieve with the alterations I made to that Simplicity pattern.  
I week ago, I was perusing Net-A-Porter.com (my FAVORITE site for retail inspiration) and saw these great Stella McCartney pants:

And I thought, "Wow, I need a pair of grey pants like these!"  And then it clicked:  I already have a pair!  It's sad to forget what you in your own closet.  SMH...
These are the famous Vogue 1051 pants that everyone that sews has pretty much made.

I took a modicum of inspiration from the Net-A-Porter.com styling and added a bright sweater (I prefer v-necks), Ralph Lauren chocolate brown suede ankle boots and my cognac colored leather hobo from Steve Madden.
Lesson learned:  I already had what I've been looking for.  This goes for a TNT pants pattern and life!

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21 comments

  1. Great outfit and great background...Railroad Park.

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  2. Thanks! Indeed it is!

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  3. I really like these What I'm Wearing posts of yours. Perfect posts to see how you are making outfits in between your finished project posts.

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  4. I've been asked so many times whether or not I actually wear the clothes I make. Just wanted to show that I really do. Thanks!

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  5. Loving those two colors together!

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  6. Thanks... I'm loving them too.

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  7. Love this color combo...Looks perfect with the bag and the boots...

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  8. Well talk about shopping your own closet! These grey pants are great and I love the orange on you!

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  9. Yes, just wanted to say that I'm really enjoying the 'what I'm wearing series too'. Also, thanks for sharing your style inspiration - it's very educational for my style-challenged sensibilities. :)

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  10. Great post! I have been really loving your style posts. Major inspiration for me in "sew" many ways. :)

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  11. This is a nice look on you! Your post reminded me that I need to make a new pair of gray pants since I've worn my last pair into the ground.

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  12. How very "Wizard of Oz" to realize that what you were looking for was in your own backyard all the time!

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  13. I love your lesson learned. But I must admit that I just learned the opposite lesson. I just wrote all about it on my blog! lol You are so lucky to have been sewing for such a long time. I am sooooo jealous!

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  14. I always find forgotten things in my closet. Sometimes it's like a blackhole in there. LOL

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  15. I really love burnt orange right now--I'm making it go with everything! I can relate to the black hole ;). We just moved and I felt like it was Christmas all over again. Great to dig up treasures I'd forgotten about.

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  16. That's one of my favorite autumnal colors. I have coating in that color. I hope to get around to using it!

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  17. Just perfect! And I'm right there with you when you say that you sometimes forget about what you have in your closet...

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