Welcome to pants week! Where I wear a lot of Closet Case Patterns and realise what I’ve outgrown…
1: Ginger Jeans, swingy tank, and 3’s A Charm jacket. I have to cut the pocket stay out of these jeans to give myself some room, but really, there’s a reason I’ve stopped wearing all my me-made jeans. I’ve gained one inch too many, and they aren’t that comfy any more. Also, RTW jeans offer stretchier fabric and a snugger fit than I can get with Cone Mills or a stiff denim, so… yeah. I won’t be rushing to sew another pair any time soon.
2: Closet Case Pattern Jenny pants and Workhorse Pattern Ione top. My new favourite outfit! I’d been looking forward to wearing this one, and it didn’t disappoint.
7: Hey June Santa Fe tank and more <a href=”http://<a data-flickr-embed=”true” href=”https://www.flickr.com/gp/22576189@N00/92688h” title=”7″><img src=”https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32863550017_02216295c1_h.jpg” width=”1600″ height=”1600″ alt=”7″></a><script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″>Sasha pants! And a RTW denim jacket that I altered and put patches on. I feel like they describe me pretty well: “Feminist”, “Be a good human”, “Indoor cat” and a yawning kitty. You know, social justice and cats!
If you were keeping track, you’ll see that my entire pants wardrobe consists of Closet Case Patterns! Two Jennys, two Sashas, and a pair of Gingers. Of the three, I’ve made the most Gingers by far… but my current favourite is the Jennys. I like how they work in denim and in challis, which is quite a range, and they fit into my new love of boxy volume-on-volume outfits!
Next up is a week of dresses – easy peasy! I ran low on trouser options but I could wear dresses for a month. How’s your Me-Made May going? Are you having fun or totally overwhelmed by the onslaught of MMMay posts on social media?