Amnesty still…?

I promised this was finished in September.  In fact, it began in July during the Monosewn challenge.  You know how things go, life gets busy, other projects pop up, and suddenly it is buried in the in progress pile (This is quite a large pile for me!).

ATCH Monosewn

I fell in love with this black and white cotton sateen.  Soft with just a hint of stretch, it had to be made into a pair of pants.  And what did I do?  I went back to a pant pattern that had failed for me previously (Pants Challenge early this year).  New Look 0916.  Cigarette pants.  Classic style that I am in need of in my wardrobe.

ATCH Monosewn Pants collage

I was a good girl and made a muslin.  Yipee!  Sewing karma aligned and I bravely cut my beloved cotton sateen.  What I failed to take into account was that hint of stretch in the fabric.  It was slightly more than a hint when I tried in on.  I punted on the zip because of the slightly larger waist than I had intended and to salvage pulled out the elastic.  Elastic!?  I know, not the most elegant.  But before you rush to judgement, the elastic waist turned out to be fabulous with a little help from a Nancy Zieman tutorial.  I have to say that I love these pants — elastic waist and all.  They are easy to pair color with or really daring, a colorful print.

Thanks for giving me amnesty.  I am almost finished with a frock for October!!

Happy Stitching!


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