Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Exactly what I want...

Do you know what I want?  No?  I should tell you.  I saw these in a magazine and I have to have them.  But, not exactly (of course, not exactly...sigh).  I'm thinking a two-toned option.

They are found here (J Brand Houlihan Cargo Skinny Pants).  With a $231 price tag.  Not my kind of price tag.

So off to my pattern stash...which yields wide leg pants, vintage pants which zip in the back (yuck), and stretch flare pants.  Not going to happen.

So, I perused the Big 4 pattern options.  Not much there either.  So, off to Burdastyle where I was thrilled to find the Ellen.   And for FREE!

 Given, it is not exactly what I want (of course), but I am going to ruthlessly alter the pattern until it turns into something like the above.  (Not unlike what I did for the Fluttering Pencil Skirt)  While I didn't take notes,  etc. for the skirt, I will for these pants.  That is what a blog is for, no?

So, look forward to posts about that--I'm off to work!


  1. I plan to use Simplicity 2315 but try to extend the zippers further up the leg than the pattern shows, a la JBrand. Can't wait to see how yours turn out!!

  2. Wow, those are awesome! I look forward to watching your process, wouldn't mind knocking these off myself! The pencil skirt is awesome as well, and thanks for the comment on my blouse!

  3. Wow, you are amazing! Look at all the work that goes into drafting your own pattern. Can't wait to see the finished product!