As I had sewn them twice before - the first one in stone and the second (tweaked) one in cocoa I knew I was okay with fit (well - my version of okay - I haven't worked out if seams are right and what the pulls mean) and at this stage I am happy so I purchased new rotary cutter blades and cut the fabric for all three pairs at once. I then took them along to the SewInn at Tessuti's on the 8th and sewed them all up in the morning. I hadn't hemmed them though which is why they haven't had their photo taken until now.
Here is the version in Paprika Bengaline along with a previously sewn Cate top. Excuse the wrinkles - they have been out in the car and shopping.
Alright - alright - they are orange - but if StyleArc can call it Paprika then so can I!!
I had originally put them on with the spice coloured Michelle tunic but thought that it was much too much orange for one person in one outfit at one time. Am I finally learning restraint??? God I hope not.
Here is a hanger shot of Mint and Red..
I have also sewn (but not completed yet) a lime green adaption of the barb to be a more Capri length.
So - am I on trend with my bright coloured pants - or am I several leaps and bounds behind the herd? ......... I am not that worried about trend - I just love my bright pants.
The style is something I wear a lot for business and purchase at Ezibuy but these are the colours available -
Oh joy - so colourful - not. They cost $50 per pair or 2 for $89. Now the cost of StyleArc Bengaline and my size makes it a little cheaper to make ($32) but not a massive amount- but oh the colours when you make them yourself!!!!
My cocoa coloured ones were Bengaline from the The Remnants Warehouse and ended up only costing $14 to make as their Bengaline is sooo much cheaper - a little thinner - but still good - but I love the colours of the StyleArc ones.
BTW - I just purchased a whole lot of Aubergine coloured Bengaline from StyleArc and sooo want to make another pair of Barbs but the colour is just so gorgeous I might make a work suit. Egad - that means jacket and skirt.
I am not putting these forward as my March garment for MAGAM - still hoping to get something "new to me" done.
Next up is my lime coloured capris and a lime coloured caftan top (maybe too much lime??)
What is on your sewing table?