The Chef-inspired gauchos are finished! I’ve worn them a few times since completion, they may be growing on me.
I’m experimenting with “casual” clothes lately- most of my other sewing involves “work” clothes. I need more running errands/barbeque/going to the library/meeting up with friends type clothes, but want to stay true to my personal style.
I’m not the biggest fan of these for a few reasons. For one, they’re already starting to pill on the inner thigh. I’ve only worn them twice… For another, I cut the original pants too short, so added a bias border to make up the length.
I finished the inside waistband and the bottom of the zip with contrast red binding.
I consider this a useful (for now) garment, and it showed me a few ways to improve the original design. I probably won’t sew this again for some time (too many other projects), but I do feel I’ve worked out the kinks in the design.
Up next- the sparkly skirt… I decided not to use the mirror trim, but I will use the shisha mirrors. I’m also work on a pleated waistband.