Your Lazos and my Lazos (hacked or otherwise)
Okay guys, I have a surplus of Lazo Trousers to show you. This will likely be the last Lazo post for a while since it is the end of our Lazo Hack contest today! Don't worry, the regular programming of menswear related sewing patterns and tools will be resuming shortly! This week has been a great week for the Lazos - both in my wardrobe and throughout the online sewing community! Matt and I finally got around to a modelled photo shoot for the activewear pair that I made approximately two years ago (can you tell how much I like modelling...thank goodness our pup Luki helped me out!). This pair is made in a complete mystery material that I suspect is mostly nylon. It was from the 'activewear' section of my local fabric shop and I picked it with the intention of making hiking capris. I liked that it had a bit of body while still being very light weight. Plus it is quick dry and a rugged twill weave. These Lazos are sewn in size 4 as is. I had fun adding lots of topstitching to this pair similar to how I would approach sewing our Jedediah Pants or a pair of jeans. I think this subtly changes the overall feel of the design from elegant to casual and rugged. I added three heavy duty anorak snaps as a waistband closure and lined the pockets with a twill weave acetate lining (again, to be light and quick drying). I look forward to some warmer weather so I can wear these hiking and boating again! They were NOT the right choice for a frigid afternoon near the end of January :P A few of you requested that I model the elastic waist Lazo Joggers from last week's tutorial so Matt and I photographed those the same day. I added them to last week's blog post, but in case you missed this update, here are a couple of photos of me in my pjs for you to see! As you can most certainly tell from these images, this pair is much cosier and better suited to January weather. I really love them! It wasn't only me who modelled Lazos this week - I am so thrilled with the flat elastic waist Lazos that Meg created. [gallery ids="13050,13051,13052" type="rectangular"] To my eye they retain the elegant simplicity of the original design while adding loads of comfort and convenience. Being an enthusiastic wearer of elastic waist pants myself, I think this hack is perfection. Plus, she went to the effort of making a tutorial to show us what she did! Thank you so much Meg! My next pair of Lazo Trousers will definitely include a flat elastic waist. Lastly, I have a beautiful un-hacked pair of tencel Lazos to share with you that even feature the pointed belt loops of the original design: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPqlBMVgpoM/ The olive tencel, crisp white blouse and tropical greenery are a match made in heaven! I'm glad you love your Lazos and had a great holiday Kellene! Let's close off this Lazo overload by drawing the final winner of the Lazo Hack contest. Thank you to all who entered your creative brainstorming, your WIP shots and your finished trousers. The winner of the a Thread Theory sewing caddy filled with $100 of goodies is Orianne! Orianne entered by email with these beautiful sketches: I will be emailing you, Orianne, so that you can select the items you would like me to pack in your box! If you want to continue the conversation about Lazo hacks or perhaps pose a question to the Thread Theory sewing community, you will likely be interested to know that we now have a Thread Theory Sewing Community Facebook group! The intention of this group is to allow sewists who are considering, working on, or finished sewing with Thread Theory patterns to share their questions, their opinions and their projects. I hope it will be useful for you! It will not really be curated by me so it is up to you how you would like to use this platform. Matt created it earlier this week but I must confess that I avoid Facebook as much as possible...so if you love Facebook groups and prefer ours to be structured in a more user friendly manner, just let me know and I will be happy to learn something about this! Have a great weekend, everyone.