Merry Christmas from my Mom and I (in our Lazo Trousers)!
Merry Christmas! I hope that the next few days find you surrounded by loved ones and in good health. I am about to begin my holidays (I will be back to blogging in the first week of January) so I wanted to sign off with a fun 'editorial' style shoot of my Mom and I decked out for Christmas in Lazo Trousers. The purpose of the shoot isn't to show you the trouser design details (since I have been overwhelming you with posts about the particulars of the pattern!). These photos are meant to give you a glimpse of the Lazos in action! We both chose to style our Lazos the way we would wear them to Christmas dinner. My mom's pair is made out of a synthetic fabric that was terrible to work with (loads of static and it frayed like crazy!). I like how it has a bit of body though and does not wrinkle easily...it also doesn't press easily :S. My pair are made out of the beautiful tencel I was telling you about from Blackbird Fabrics. They are VERY comfortable but perhaps turned out a bit big because my weight has been fluctuating lately and I thought I was ready to size up (only to fluctuate back down by the time the trousers were finished). I am usually a size 2 but sewed a size 4 this time. As a result, they sit about 1-2" lower on my waist than intended and perhaps look quite casual because of this. I paired my Lazos with a cozy angora sweater and, as per normal, tucked my sweater in. I like to emphasise my waist (and wear heels) when dressing up because doing so makes my legs feel a bit longer. My Mom wore a flowing silk blouse and vest over her Lazos because she never tucks her blouses in. I think the tapered legs pair nicely with a loose top and long vest. My Dad and my parent's dog, Jake, joined us for the photo shoot (and Matt was behind the camera, of course). It ended up being a bit of a family portrait session! We can't help ourselves at Christmas: We hammed it up and embraced the cheesiness by attempting to create a continuous loop of Christmas crackers. Jake was trying to help: It was difficult, but in the end, we managed :P You might notice my Dad is wearing his buffalo check Fairfield shirt...he reports that he wears it very often. In fact, he wears a t-shirt under it so that he doesn't have to put it in the wash daily and thus can wear it more! So there you go - we are a family of red handmade clothing this Christmas (unintentionally matchy-matchy but I kind of like it!). I'll leave you with one last photo to round off 2016...Jake! Happy holidays! May the new year bring many great projects for you (and us!). Thank you for giving us such a stable, fruitful, and connected year! We look forward to many more like it.