Weekly Retrospective 5

For this week’s retrospective,  I’ve chosen to share a pair of pants I made a few years back.  The pattern I used is Vogue 1986,  featuring the designs of Isaac Mizrahi, part of the Vogue Attitudes/American Designer series.   The pants were made around 2007.  They’re another one of my $1/yard  “make something out of nothing at all” productions.  The fabric was indeed a buck a yard (from Walmart again I think),  and was originally an orange muslin sort of fabric that I bought and used to make a bag dispenser,  which I’ll show in a future post.  For some reason I decided to change the color and dyed them either a brown or black,  but they didn’t dye evenly.  You can see the mottled effect in some areas.

The pattern was made to accommodate 2 out the 4 figure types defined by pattern companies:  the inverted triangle,  and the rectangle.  Neither of these is my figure type,  and I knew nothing of the figure flattery symbols at that time,  but I think that the pants are flattering nonetheless!   If I make this pattern again however,  I’ll make an adjustment or two to the pattern,  now that I know how they fit.

For your reference,  the 4 figure types and their symbols are shown below:


Inverted TriangeTHE INVERTED TRIANGLE: Large bust and/or broad shoulders with narrow hips.

TriangleTHE TRIANGLE: Small bust and/or narrow shoulders with full hips and/or thighs.

RectangleTHE RECTANGLE: Balanced on top and bottom, but boxy, with little or no waist definition.

HourglassTHE HOURGLASS: Equally balanced on top and bottom, with a trim waist.

Shoes by J41,  socks by me,  vest by Road Rags Jean Co.,   and shirt by Indigo.

Photography by Photo0pal

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