I wore my pants out for the first time yesterday. I swear this is true, 3 different people said to me, "hey, great top, did you make that?"
I answered all in the negative, but to one I mentioned that I sewed the pants. "Oh" she said, "gosh you must be getting a lot of clothes in your wardrobe now."
Actually, overall I'm pretty pleased with pants, I just don't like the fabric much. It is pure wool grey suiting, with a black pinstripe, and I bought it at the op shop (charity shop) all 3.5 metres for $8 (that's $4 US). So it was a bargain, but its a blah bargain, because if I really thought about it I really see these pants in an a granny tweed - something with a loose weave and flecks of something else to give it a bit of texture. My inner cheap-skate short changed my vision.
So then I thought I might sew a shirt to go with it, something formalish to go with my lawyer-look pants. I found a nice shirt pattern and then matched it up with a white floral cotton from stash. Which I bought at the op shop for $3. Some people will never learn and I appear to be one of them.
Then I thought about it some more, "why not just go out and buy some fashion fabric of my choice. Live a little, go on, you can do it, you can pay full price for a lovely fabric."
Anyway, here's the tunic top Newlook 6752 made up. I bought the fabric (silk chiffon, let's just not go into details about how horrendous it was to sew) at Global Fabrics end of season half price sale.
But of course.