Saturday, February 20, 2010

Simplicity 4950

I finally got around to wearing the grey pinstripe pants I made in January from Simplicity 4950. And while I am very happy that my workouts are finally making a difference, it is becoming a problem with the sewing.  When I started these pants they fit good, maybe just a little loose.....well, now they need to be taken in at the waist and a little in the hip.  I haven't really lost any weight, it's just shifting around and firming up. I guess I shouldn't complain.
Does this sweater make me look fat?
Why do my legs look so short?
Gosh, I really need a photography lesson or too.  These pants really look much better in person, but I'm not sure that sweater is doing me any favors. Maybe the color isn't right for me even though it matches the darker pink stripe in the pants.

I am still plodding along with B5331. I really thought I would have finished it last week when The Husband was gone or this week at the latest.  But I just haven't been motivated in the evenings to work on it more than a few minutes. I am down to the sleeves, buttonholes and handwork. I made bias binding for all the regular seams from a pretty printed cotton and did  faux flat-feld seams on the princess seams using the same bias binding. It looks really nice on the inside. 

I think I'm just tired of it for some reason and I'm not lovin' the color is very similar to the sweater I am wearing here......only a little darker. Maybe that's my problem. Or maybe I'm just tired......who knows.


  1. I'm having the same results from exercising but I always seem to gain 3 or 4 pounds in the winter so I'm not going to take in the two pairs of pants I made in Jan. They'll fit me again next year i'm sure. Now about that sewater. I honestly don't think it makes you look fat. I just don't see it.

  2. I like the outfit. I think it looks great and the pink is a very nice color.