Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Finally! High Waist Jeans!

Can I just take a moment to sing a round of the Hallelujah Chorus for these?

These are BWOF 08-2009-106, High Waist Jeans, y'all! I am so excited. I can't wait to finish the projects I have stacked up on my ironing board so I can get to these. Aren't they cool? Here's what BWOF has to say about them: "These jeans are absolutely fabulous! A high waist-band shapes a slim waist and the wide legs à la Marlene Dietrich make your legs look sooo long!"

Um, yeah. I could use some help making my legs look longer. Or at least making them look more in proportion to my loooong body.

And how sweet was it of BWOF to offer these up to a size 44? Shoot, I'll only have to size up one (maybe two) sizes at the hip! I may not have to size up at all for the waist! Of course a muslin is a MUST! I have never made Burda pants, but I've heard really good things about them so I'm hopeful. I really want these to wear this fall! This view is made up in denim and features lots of jeans style top stitching (y'all know me and top stitching- I keep swearing it off, but I keep coming back to it!) I'll be leaving off those strange cuff thingies- I can't imagine that those would help out with the "long leg illusion."

The pattern is also offered in a dressier version shown in the magazine in wool tweed. I love those, too! I can imagine them paired with blouse 103 shown in crepe chiffon from the same issue:

From BWOF: "This blouse is sheer poetry, fulfilling four essential trend criteria: the fine floral print, the fitted shape, the long tie-collar with bow and the slight transparency."

If I can just get these two items made this magazine will have more than paid for itself. The good news is that there are a ton more things in this issue that I love. This one is going to keep me busy for quite some time.

And now I'm off to work on WIPs so I can get to these!


Shannon said...

I love a good high waisted pant - I am so over the low rise! My legs are stumpy enough without a low waistband.

Look forward to seeing your garments!

Cennetta said...

Shannon, you have some nice projects lined up. I'll be back!

Antoinette said...

I don't have a BWOF subscription, but I am going to track down this issue for the jeans! They look amazing.

angie.a said...

Ok, I didn't like them in the mag because of the color of denim I think. And I'm not crazy about the cuff, but the line drawing is really cute (without cuff)!! I can totally see these in a tweed too, I missed that in the mag. Great with the blouse...hurry up and make them. :D

Anonymous said...

I love them! I am with you on some high waisted pants! I am so tired of sucking in my stomach and pulling up the sides to cover my muffintop that these are quite refreshing!

Goosegirl said...

I will join you in the Hallelujah chorus for this one! I do not have a low waist jeans body.