Dear friends and loyal readers,
It is with a heavy heart and a loss of words that I write to you today. I dreamt of bringing you gentle murmurings of the brilliance of my latest make but words simply cannot express how ABSOLUTELY AWFULLY UGLY these pants are on me! I considered refraining from posting images as we know that old saying, “If you can’t get them with words, haunt them with an image” but I thought that my claims must be backed up. So, either avert your eyes if you are of the sensitive variety or look on if you enjoy a scare as I bring you my first fail of 2014; the Papercut Pleated Pants.
Now, allow me to emphatically state that the blame for this fail falls ENTIRELY on me and has nothing to do with Papercut patterns. In my endeavour to sew a more modern silhouette, I failed to head the voice of warning that is my ‘Larger Thighs at Front‘. Aye yay yay yay yay! When will I learn. Now for the blessed relief from pictures and on to better things. I am hosting a giveaway of said Pants of Doom, together with the traced off pattern and the actual made garment (in a wool/lycra blend from The Fabric Store, size small, unhemmed and without the waistband closure). Anyone brave enough to enter? Here are the details: this giveaway is open to Australian residents only; you must pinkie promise to post a picture of yourself in the pants (or email me if you don’t blog) and you can host your own giveaway if you hate them. Maybe they will become the modern version of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants! Here are some additional pictures sans model:
If you would like to enter, please leave a comment specifically stating your desire to be the proud owner of the entire bundle. As I need to banish these from my sight quick smart, the random draw will occur on Wednesday, July 30 at noon AEST. Good luck!
PS: Please excuse the bad quality images and general disarray of the surroundings; we are moving and things are not looking pretty.