For a long time now (4 months?) I've been trying to sew up a pair of skinny corduroys using the Skinny Jeans pattern from Sew Liberated. I've had the fabric and pattern, just needed motivation. This week on Project Sewn, the theme is to sew an outfit inspired by your favorite pair of shoes. This outfit is not necessarily inspired by my boots, but was made so that I have more to wear with them.
These boots are pretty beat up. They were the first pair I ever found that didn't have a giant heel, weren't made of glossy pleather, and could zip all the way up my calf. There was a bad trend for boots at the time. Now it's really easy to find a pair of riding boots, but I'll probably hang on to these until they fall apart.
Back to the outfit - The skinny jeans. What a slight disaster.
I picked the totally wrong fabric for the pattern. I bought the corduroy fabric online. It was listed in the stretch bottom weight section so I thought it'd be perfect. But it turns out it should've been called a knit. I should have stopped sewing once I noticed it was so stretchy, but I kept going. So essentially in the end, I made leggings with pockets and topstitching :( Oh well, I'll wear em anyway and try again with denim.
I paired a short sleeved floral Plantain tee with the pants. I made a size 38 graded to a 40 (at least those are the sizes I think I did?), which turned out to be more comfy than just sewing a straight 38. I've never thought to combine sizes before, but all the cool kids were doing it so I gave it a try.
I also added a bolero that I had knit to the outfit that you can see in the top pic. I want to love this outfit, but I don't think it's the most flattering. It is comfortable though and I will wear it with the boots anyway! Hopefully I'll find a nice sturdy yet stretchy woven to try the pattern out again.