Review: (OOP) Vogue 1323 | Military-Green Relaxed-Fit Trousers!

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I'm currently Fall/Winter 2015 wardrobe building.  I'm going through my current wardrobe and I'm just kind of filling in gaps.  The things I need most are pants.  A lot of my older pants and some of my favorites have had to go to the donation bag because they're currently too big.  This is a good thing -- It's always good to become fit and healthy and being a smaller size is simply a byproduct.  But the downside is that I had a limited amount of pants to wear.  Having to reach for the same ones all of that time? Well, that ain't cute... So I decided to focus fall colors and styles.
One of the first pair I'm making for this new season is out-of-print Vogue 1323 by Rachel Comey.  Has it really been that long that this pattern is OOP?  Wow... time does indeed fly by.  It just seems like I made the top, which was actually about 3 years ago. 
I love the style of these pants.  They're shaped like joggers with their elastic waist and elastic cuffs.  But the tailored details set them apart.
I cut the the size 12 and lengthened them by 3 inches.  The only major change I made was to the welt pocket construction.  I posted a single-welt pocket tutorial for how I did mine.
Also, these pants has some of the greatest details.
Here is the sewing porn -- the inside shot.  The waist band has seam binding.  I used a contrasting off-white satin binding.  It's also around the cuffs.  These pants that are made from a stretch cotton twill from Joanns, have French seams... the seams and the pockes.  And even though these pants have an elastic waist, they still have a front fly with a hook and eye closure.
They aren't pants I can sew together in an evening -- it took me a couple of days off and on.  But I really enjoyed all of the details.
And I'm sure I'll enjoy wearing them too.
Styling tip: Military green or as it's listed as trending color for Fall 2015 - "Dried Herb" (Pantone 17-0627, is a perfect neutral.  This version of muted green paired with my McCall's 6991 Marsala (Pantone 18-1438) blouse makes a great combination.  And why wouldn't they?  Marsala and khaki green are just different variations of red and green, which are directly across from each other on the color wheel.
 And I used these colors also in my makeup and accessories.  To warm up the outfit, I used tan sandals.

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32 comments

  1. Oh this outfit is nice and the colors are great. Fantastic styling!

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  2. Nice colour combination and thanks for showing the inside of the garment, I always find that interesting.
    Are you able to alter some of your now too large clothing? Sometimes that can throw up some interesting sewing challenges!

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    1. Some things can be altered and have. And others are so complicated that I'd rather just make the garment from scratch. Thanks Miss J!

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  3. The style and fit of these pants is great! I also really like the colour of them, and how it goes together with the top you made! Great styling!

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  4. This looks amazing! Going to have to add these to my list. LOVE the new look of the blog!

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    1. They were really fun to make! Thanks Adrienne!

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  5. I love these pants! I also love those shoes. What would you think style-wise about wearing pants like that with a flat for traveling?

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    1. I think they would look great with flats. I'm going to also wear mine with a leather Vans-style slip on. Thanks Kris!

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  6. Sewing Porn...just Beautiful:) lol...Great outfit!!

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  7. Fabulous! I love the photography and the color palette you chose!

    www.StyleSewMe.com

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    1. These colors excite me for Fall! My husband is great behind the camera! Thanks Eryn!

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  8. Beautiful pants and love the color combinations. I have that pattern and I need to pull it out and make a pair, love yours!

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  9. I LOVE this color combo! So appropriate and fabulous for Fall. I'm inspired!

    Te'Rea
    www.chic-n-everything.blogspot.com

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  10. Great looking outfit! And thanks for sharing a picture of your construction details. Of course that's why your clothing looks wonderful years later. I've always appreciated, no matter how simple the project, the effort you put into your garments.

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  11. Love the color combo! I have been gravitating toward navy's and grey's lately. http://sewsincity.com/

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    1. Navy is high on my list for Fall! Thanks sewsincity!

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  12. These rock! I've been dying to find fabric like this for a jumpsuit. My gosh, the fit and cut are just so cool! I need a pair!

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  13. For some reason I really love army green. I think your pants are just the right use of the color - love them.

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  14. Those pants are so cool. You look Fall ready. Loving the color palette!!

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  15. Love, love, love the pants. I really like that olive green color and the red top is perfect. Gorgeous!

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  16. I just picked up this pattern during vogue's last OPP sale. Love the look. Erica, my biggest struggle is putting together a wardrobe. I am excited about the coat sew-a-long. I still consider myself a beginner, so I think I will tackle a blanket coast vs something more tailored. Do you have any tips for fabric and facings for a blanket coat. Also, would you do a future blog post of essential wardrobe pieces and suggested patterns. I would love to focus my sewing on building a wardrobe.

    Thanks

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    1. I've made a couple of blanket coats and they're here. Just use the 'search' feature in the sidebar. And the same with wardrobe essentials. Thanks!

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