Sunday, July 19, 2009
Most of the women in Denmark are wearing pants like these in Liberty fabric with ballet flats or "gladiator" sandals. At first I vehemently opposed these MC Hammer style pants. After all, I never followed this trend in the early '90s, so I wasn't about to start now. Oh wait...my ENTIRE FAMILY had matching Hammer pants and coordinating shirts. I know I have a picture somewhere...
Anyway, I bought the pattern and it was in Danish, so when Google Translate turned the directions into Danglish jibberish, I had to "make it work" without directions. I didn't have my serger, so I enclosed the raw edges in 5 meters of double-fold bias tape, which was well worth the trouble. I really like the final result, and I saved a bundle because these pants retail for $300 USD. (Did you know that Copenhagen is the world's 7th most expensive city in which to live?!)
We went to a flea market with our neighbor, Sharon, and she surprised me with this dress form. She is a huge fan of Project Runway and knew that I would love it. She was right!