Paris: Free Day at d'Orsay
I can't stop myself. These days, when I find a pattern I love, I have to make it over (and over) again. The Sorell Trousers are no exception. My love for this pattern deepened as soon as I finished this denim pair.
These are my favorite pair of pants I've ever owned. These pants are a great example of why I love making my own clothes. As a short gal, a lot of RTW pants styles are off-limits for me. It's not possible to maintain the shape of a pant leg after you've hemmed 6 inches off the bottom, because, as those of us who sew know, the length needs to be taken from the middle of the leg, not the bottom.
Then, there's the booty, which in my case requires a different size pair of RTW pants than my waist. I can't tell you how many pairs of gappy waist, ill fitting pants I've owned in my life. When you make your own pants, especially if they're darted, there's no problem closing the gap! These pants work with my curves, not against them.
Did I mention they're comfortable and easy to wear. I felt very put together wearing them, and they transitioned beautifully from one activity to another. Following our morning at the flea market, Mike and I joined Meg and Josh for a trip to the museum. Neither Mike nor I get very excited by museums, but it seemed silly to travel all the way to Paris and not stop to visit a couple of the most famous.
Musee d'Orsay wasn't originally on our short list of contenders, but as chance would have it, it was free day at the museum and we had an open afternoon.
After browsing through vintage fashion sketches and loading up on buttons, we made our way across the city. A lot of people had the same idea we did. There was a substantial line to get into the museum, but it moved quickly and it was worth the wait.
We enjoyed d'Orsay even more than the Louvre. Mona is great, but she doesn't compete with the collections of van Goh, Renoir, and Monet on display at d'Orsay. It's a hit factory. And, for people who prefer the highlight reel over spending entire days museum hopping, it served our purposes.
10/9/2015 06:51:50 am
Yet another fabulous outfit! Your trousers pair so wonderfully with your top and really elongate your legs. Now wonder why you love them so much! If you love Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet, you should visit the Legion of Honor museum if you ever make it out this way to San Francisco.
10/9/2015 08:29:32 am
These trousers looks fantastic on you, Michelle! Okay really, the whole outfit is super chic and you like right at home in Paris. Gorgeous!
Fabulous! I love these. I was a big fan of big flares when I was younger - these feel like the grown-up, sophisticated version.
10/10/2015 08:11:24 am
Those pants are wonderful!
These look great! The whole outfit looks perfect for a day of sightseeing in Paris. I've been warming up to the idea of making pants again. It's been a while. And, I'm not really a museum person either (especially in a city like Paris, which is a work of art all its own), but I agree it is hard to not go to at least one during a visit. :)
10/15/2015 05:45:51 am
I love this denim version as well! Once I get back to my pre-pregnancy body, I think this will be the first pattern I sew up.
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