Monday, October 21, 2013

Sewaholic Thurlows, Slenderized

Thank you for all your comments about the bag!  I decided to leave it as you last saw it and I sewed up the lining.  Then I read how the plastic canvas will break eventually.  I'll cross that bridge when I get there.  For now I am loving using my bag!  It is the perfect size for work and it makes me smile (especially the lining!)

There were two main modifications I wanted to make to my Sewaholic Thurlows: slenderize the thighs as per Angela Wolf's instructions, plus remove the belt loop I attached to the CB seam, move it over and add another belt loop.

I slenderized while watching the Queer Eye reunion last night.  As per their theme song, all things just keep getting better, but somehow I cut off my face while taking most of these pix (I use a camera with a 10 second timer)....
Sewaholics Thurlows slenderized, pre-work pix

What do you think?  Better?
Sewaholics Thurlows slenderized, pre-work pix
Sewaholics Thurlows slenderized, pre-work pix
Two belt loops at the CB really helps keep the belt in place better.  (The pattern called for two of them at CB but for whatever reason, I just put one.  It needed two for sure).

Sewaholics Thurlows slenderized, pre-work pix
I was worried that slenderizing them would make them too tight for sitting, but I wore them all day and they were comfy.

Here's what they looked like after a day of wearing:
Sewaholic Thurlows Slenderized, post-work pix
I will make these again, specifically in a brown corduroy I picked up at Haberman's.  There are quite a few things I want to make soon....which item will rise to the top of the queue??

Did I look cold in these pix? It was a little chilly this morning for the photo shoot.  and it's why my face is cut off in several.  No time for taking 50 pix to get the 3 good ones, amiright???
The temp for the photo shoot this morning 10/21/13
On the way to work this morning I saw a gorgeous sunrise over Lake Carnegie.  I'm really glad I stopped to snap some pix and take in the moment.
The sunrise over Lake Carnegie 10/21/13
I also took a pic of my sandals by the lake. I was wearing the brown corduroy jacket I made with my corduroy pants. Can you tell I love corduroy?
My feet at the sunrise
In other news, harvested 3 of my 4 jack-be-little pumpkins this weekend.  They are size: adorable.  :)
my 2013 pumpkin trio
And here are some Princeton Farmers Market flowers. I hope the market lasts for another week!
Princeton Farmers Market flowers
Be well!

7 comments:

  1. They look great! definitely needed slenderizing.

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  2. Those Thurlows look much better. You look sleeker Kyle.
    You look great in cords.

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  3. I didn't realize that your Thurlows needed narrowing. They looked fine to me at the ASE. Did you mention that and I missed it? =) In any event, your pants still look good.

    Thanks for sharing the sunrise. I needed to see that.

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  4. They look much, much better. Great job, can't wait to see your next pair.

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  5. Your Thurlows now slenderize you! Looks great.

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  6. Your jeans look great! so comfy looking and the slim silhouette is a very good look on you. And your bag is completely awesome!

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  7. Kyle, you are doing such cool sewing-I love the thurlows, and cannot wait to see them in corduroy (of which I am also a fan).

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