Saturday, October 24, 2009
The Marrakesh Express
Don't you know we're riding...on the Marrakesh Express! Don't ya know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express. They're taking me to Marrakesh! All aboard that train. All aboard....that train.
That song has been in heavy rotation on the Cat Fur Studio sound system lately.
It's because of this pattern. The Hot Patterns people have done it again, with their new Marrakesh pants.
I used a heavy textured rayon for my version, and it went together well. This pattern is drafted beautifully. Every piece goes together seamlessly and the design is faultless. I like the way the back crotch of the pants is drafted - in an "L" shape, which makes the most of one's rear assets, so to speak. (Others have commented on this before, too.)
The pattern includes full directions for creating a fly front zipper, which is incorporated into a combo drawstring/elastic waistband design. Nice. I also like the cute feature by which one can shorten the pants at the legs by installing tabs andbuttons at the side seams.
These casual pants are not super quick to sew, but they are easy to sew. Lots of good detail makes for a nice wardrobe basic