Spring Uniform: New Look 6459

I have a new uniform for spring and it’s completely different to my usual dressy, dress style.

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I purchased a pair of culottes late last year and I adore them so much that they have been replicated, though this pair is a little longer – more cropped pants than culottes. I used New Look 6459, but modified them slightly – lowering the rise, widening the leg and adding elastic along the back rather than a zipper. I’ll show you that in a future post – it’s really neat and slick.

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Seriously comfy. Seriously practical. This fabric is a stretch pant weight denim, which I think I purchased from Tessuti, maybe a year or so ago. It’s a remnant from a pair of trousers that are still sitting in my UFO pile. I just don’t feel like wearing my skinny leg work trousers these days, so am still trying to figure out how to make them wearable.

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With these new higher waist, wider leg pants, I have had to rethink my style in tops.┬áThese cropped pants definitely look better with a shorter top or one that will tuck in. I have made a few and now that I’ve figured out how to fit in a quick blog shoot in the morning before school, you will see them soon. I know the photos aren’t ideal, but they are better than no photos and no blog posts. I have a severe backlog of projects to blog – I will be back!