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Pants or Skirt

I need help from my peers! I have been debating for quite some time what to make from the black linen in my stash. It’s between a pair of 1940’s high-waisted pants and the Beignet skirt.

I have a list over at my blog for the reasons between the two. Please help me in my decision making for my next project after my dress!

As a side note, I’ve been wanting to buy new linen in another color for the pants and just be done with this whole thing but as I’ve signed up for the Thrifty365, I don’t want to outright go and buy some full price at the local fabric store. And unfortunately, the thrift stores in my area are not so great….any suggestions?

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  • reilly March 31, 2010, 11:01 am

    You could be very thrifty-40s about it and instead of looking for yardage, look in the mens area for a pair of pants that have a fabric you like. If you found a whole suit you could even make the matching jacket.

    Here – http://what-i-found.blogspot.com/2010/02/you-have-goods-on-him-make-and-mend.html – is a "make do and mend" guide to cutting out your pattern pieces from a man's old suit.

  • laurie March 31, 2010, 1:04 pm

    fabric.com has amazing sales and here is a code for 30% off: 3pltry9 –Free shipping over $35, and they have amazing stuff. I got Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang fabrics for as little as $1.49 a yard–and that is before the 30% discount. And they also have free returns. I am not associated with them, I just buy a lot of high quality fabric there very cheap. Way better than JoAnn, way cheaper.
    Or, as reilly said above, re-use is fantastic, too.

  • crissy baker March 31, 2010, 1:58 pm

    i just made those pants last week out of linen! they are so comfortable!

  • Gabriella April 1, 2010, 11:05 am

    The trousers are super easy to make and pajama-comfy. Go for it!

  • Sew L.A. April 1, 2010, 4:59 pm

    We teach a class in Los Angeles based on the Beignet Skirt, and our students love it. We feel (as does Colette) that's an intermediate level design, but well worth it if you have the skills. Colette patterns are truly little works of art just with their attention to detail in the packaging, not to mention the actual garments they create. We say go for it!

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