Friday, January 13, 2017

Vogue 1453 - Rockin' my 50s sci-fi pants...







I'm game for a lot when it comes to sewing a new pattern that looks interesting. Even trying one that I cannot find in any review and knowing in my heart that they might be very special...

These are the funkiest pants I've ever made!












To my mind, I look like my knee hinges dropped.


In all fairness, this Sandra Betzina pattern is hugely popular. I've seen so many beautiful versions of the vest. And I plan to make it as well. But the pants - well, they just called to me. If they had worked, they would have been pretty neat.


I tried every way I could to get the pleated parts to lie down and behave. But they just popped back out as soon as I moved. Pressing them down didn't help, and I am NOT going to press them anyway!


Good news, I can take out the pleats and reshape the lower leg for a jegging. The fit is fabulous - I sewed Size C, it's long enough for me at 5'7", and the crotch length is perfect, front and back. In fact, I plan to make some more in knit fabric. They will be great PJ bottoms.


It's Friday! and I hope everyone enjoys a safe and peaceful weekend, maybe with a old sci-fi movie thrown in :-)

Ciao! Coco

11 comments:

  1. Fun pants and really funny post!!!

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  2. Thanks for the review, Coco! I would never have guessed they'd look the way they do. The pleats look so tame in the line drawing. Good to hear about the great fit though.

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  3. A good review, I thought the pants would look different. Of course they look great on you as everything does!

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  4. Thanks so much for this review Coco! You have saved me buying the pattern .It looked good in the drawing but obviously doesn't really work.

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  5. I, too, appreciate this review as the actual sewn pants differ wildly from the line drawing. Thanks!

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  6. You always have fun with sewing projects and this one is a blast!

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  7. Great post. Never have guessed you would get that finished product from the line drawing. Sort of gone wrong jodhpurs.

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  8. That would be a good place to hold your melons and oranges at the market! Of course getting them there and out again might be a problem. HaHaHa.

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  9. Thanks for a good laugh this morning. Knowing you can trim those right down and have a good fitting pair of pants is a relief. Comic relief. So glad you are willing to try some of these patterns and find what works and what doesn't. We all benefit. Appreciate you, Coco!

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  10. It looks like you'd need a slinky knit for these to work and even then it might be an odd look. Good to know the basic fit is good!

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  11. LOL! I hear you on some of these clothes. To this day there are a few Tilton patterns that just make me want to cry Uncle they are so strange and off putting. I have 3 different patterns for pants myself. I can do any weird thing to them I want should I see some feature that moves me, sci-fi or not! :-)

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I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco