Vogue 2958, New Look 6799

PALAZZO PANTS | VOGUE V2958

A Colourful Canvas, Vogue V2958, Palazzo Pants

A Colourful Canvas, Vogue V2958, Palazzo Pants
A Colourful Canvas, Vogue V2958, Palazzo Pants
Hi Everyone! Weeee! We’s in a different country for photos today! Yeppers! I’m frolicking about in Peace Arch Park, a beautiful and rather unique park that straddles the International boundary of Canada and the USA. It’s super close to home and the perfect venue for today’s post. Why? Well, one of the fun and unexpected joys of blogging has been experiencing a wonderful sense of community. I’ve come to know so many lovely and interesting people from all over the world. My peeps are a diverse bunch, and I love that! Today, as part of Oonapalooza {July’s sew-a-long as cooked up by the Sewcialists}, I’m happy to give a shout out to fabulous Oona from Oonaballoona. Oona lives in New York City and her world is one filled with colour, pattern, and mad sewing skillz! Needless to say, I’m a huge fan and I pretend we’re besties and now ain’t that embarrassing. Yep, Oona accompanies me to the fabric stores, whispering sweet nothings in my ear…buy dis, buy dat, more colour, more crazy!…Seriously though, if she didn’t live on the other side of the continent, in a foreign country, I’d totally do my dangest to get her to hang out with me.

Okay, I know some of you have been waiting for them…these patterned, palazzo pants, Vogue pattern V2958. And I’m sorry it took so long, but it was a challenge finding just the right fabric. When I finally bumped into this swishy rayon…well, I kinda flipped for it. So much so, that I bought enough fabric to make a top to go with. At the same time, I was keen to step up my pattern/colour game. This is Oona inspired after all. And. Yes. This fuchsia print had me at hello. I bought .6m with the intention of adding it as a fun accent at the neckline or waistband, but I tell ya, that Michael Miller pink plain wiggled it’s way into an entire top. It just had to be. I pretty much held my breath while laying out pattern pieces on my precious and tiny piece of fabric. That top pattern, New Look 6799 by the way, is simply the bodice of my Paris In The Springtime Dress, lengthened a little, with the zip moved to the side seam. And, um…I added the length mid-bodice which was totally dumb; it messed up the dart positioning…duh…resulting in a bit of an old lady boob thing going on…but I’m willing to overlook that, and I sincerely hope you will too! At the end of the day, I quite love these pants; they might be the most comfortable I’ve ever worn…and…as long as I’m not catching my reflection in a store window…I have to say, I’m totally down with the top too.

All righty, that’s all she wrote for today. Want more colour and pattern? Check out the many Oona inspired outfits on Sewcialist’s Flickr Group.

And! I’m excited to be linking up with Patti for Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style.

Palazzo Pants : : Vogue Pattern V2958, also sewn here
Top : : New Look 6799 Bodice, dress sewn here
Wedge Sandals : : Aldo
Zoya Polish : : Purity, Wednesday, and Lara


93 Comments

  • Reply Elsie Davies July 31, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Love your outfit Sue esp the pants. Every time I visit your blog you inspire me to learn how to sew. One of these day I am gojng to buy myself a sewing machine. One has to start somewhere. A great weekend to you. xoxo

  • Reply Dana Bishop July 31, 2014 at 7:21 am

    OK next time you go to Peace Arch, call me! I will zoom up. I want to get on your list of international friends!

    Love, love, love your pants. Fabric extraordinaire! You did an awesome job. Your photographic skill blows me away. I have to admit I'm jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

    You look positively radiant ! We are all sun drenched up here. Hugs!

  • Reply Sheila July 31, 2014 at 7:48 am

    The top is amazing, but the pants are stellar! You've inspired me to wear my palazzos this weekend! I love the toenails too – must try that when not feeling uber-lazy. Come visit me if you're over on Vanc. Island!! I'm in Victoria!

  • Reply Michelle July 31, 2014 at 7:56 am

    These are GORGEOUS! I really love the use of bold print on a palazzo pant! I think yours, in particular, are splendid.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Thanks Elsie! If you get the sewing bug, you won't regret it. It would be nice if you could borrow a machine from a friend before committing to owning your own, although you can find some great little sewing machines second hand. Good Luck!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 8:40 am

    You ARE on my list of international friends! And one day we will meet! Real brick and mortar, or gardens as we might prefer.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Thanks Sheila!! You are so on my list…no one knows thrift shopping in Victoria like you do! Soon!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Thank you so much Michelle! I think we both may be channeling Hawaii and Aloha with our posts!

  • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The old woman boob thing is forgiven – if not totally overlooked, had you not said anything – because that print is the cat's meow! And your palazzo pants were worth the wait. Once again, I covet your entire outfit and rue the day that I can't sew; or at least live closer to you so I can commission you to make some things for me (I've been on a Mad Hunt for a toile circle skirt with pockets on eBay and can't find any ready made but have found tons of auctions for fabric. Argh!)

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files July 31, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Oh my! This is like a big slap of colour and fun up side the head : )

    They turned out fantastic. The fabric is ideal. You chose so well. And I love the mixing of the pattern with the top you chose. So eclectic. Right up my alley.

    Great job. I am so jealous of your wicked sewing skills. I can't wait to see if you do decide to make a top that matches the bottoms so it'll look like a jumpsuit.

    Lovely photos too BTW. Kudos to your cameraman : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

  • Reply Vix July 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I love this outfit, that fabric was crying out to be made into big, jazzy pants and looks wonderful with the Paris top. You looks so good I didn't see any weird boob issues, just a woman who looks amazing. xxx

  • Reply Heather July 31, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Oh my goodness! I love the whole outfit and I love these two fabrics paired together. Awesome!!

  • Reply Joni James July 31, 2014 at 9:22 am

    You are quite the seamstress! Your toes are incredibly cute too.
    I'll be traveling right through that portal in just a few weeks! It's such a pretty park.

  • Reply oona balloona July 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

    girl, you wouldn't have to try hard, we would WRECK this city in all the colors of the world! it should be of no surprise that i adore these pants, the bangles, the top, the mixing, the You….

  • Reply Margo B July 31, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I love this outfits and you are glorious in these pictures!!! Love love love!

  • Reply Flo July 31, 2014 at 11:44 am

    The outfit looks very comfortable and so summery, very pretty!

  • Reply pastcaring July 31, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Cousin Sue, we are in sync! I just bought some patterned palazzo pants today in a charity shop, although they aren't quite as fabulous as yours! (And of course I didn't make mine…) I just adore that fabric, and yes yes yes, make a matching top; as Suzanne says, it will look like a jumpsuit for even more gorgeousness!
    Love the pink print top too, and I hadn't even noticed any boob weirdness!
    As always, your photos are a joy. xxx

  • Reply Natalia Lialina July 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    You are one fun lady, Sue! You look absolutely INCREDIBLE in your palazzo pants and all these amazing bracelets, head to toe (literally!) beautiful and joyful!

  • Reply Melanie July 31, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, maybe if I try the old lady boob thing it will look like I have boobs. Ha!
    Your posts are always so fun, Sue. Great colour, writing, talent. Yes, palazzo pants are not to be scoffed at and these are so supremely unscoffworthy. They are incredible, and the top with them is inspired. I'm glad you could get away for a trip abroad.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Haha! Give it a go and let us all know your results! Yes, my trip abroad…after tea and before dinner. First time I needed to carry my passport for outfit photos, LOL.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Natalia! Thank you so much for popping in to comment! You, with the always amazing colour schemes, including polished digits!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Again! It can't be coincidence. It's in the genes, I say! Matching top coming up…

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you Flo! Lovely of you to take the time to comment. I appreciate that knowing that your home is keeping you quite occupied right now!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Ooooh, YOU always looking so pretty in your photos! I hope you've been enjoying a lovely Maritime summer…a part of Canada I so want to visit!!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    …well, it could very well happen…Mood, and 'the others'….those fantastic notions stores…they are calling my name.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Oh! And thank you so much for the compliment!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Hahaha….that's funny, but it does seem a bit like a portal, doesn't it. Enjoy your time in Canada, eh?

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks Heather! The two fabrics, so far apart in the store, really are a non-matchy match aren't they!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Squeee! Vix! We all know you've got 'IT', and your stamp of approval has me blushing!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Hey BBFF…Totally! Yep, after seeing your Anthro jumpsuit, I am totally doing the top too!

    Yeah, the photos…no problem whatsoever. Just need that elusive ten minutes of perfect light, LOL.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I'm itching now to cruise for toile fabric. And a circle skirt in toile sounds heavenly. There is a pinky-hued toile at retail fabric stores that I kinda, totally love right now. Sheesh, if we lived closer Maricel, we'd really get each other into trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Nicole July 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I LOVE this combination–it's just so happy! Beautiful job! Both pieces fit you beautifully!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas July 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Nicole! Thanks so much! Once I get a good fit, I want to make the same pattern over and over again.

  • Reply My Kurves July 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    The pants are in my colors and you wear them so very well, but lets take a moment to honor your sewing skills and this glorious top. Enjoy!

  • Reply Justine of SewCountryChick July 31, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Fun! Color! I love your blog because your projects are so happy. Fantastic outfit! I wish I had some pants like that….

  • Reply Veshoevius August 1, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Fabulous trousers!!

  • Reply Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop August 1, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    You are ROCKING those pants. I've had many a nice afternoon lunch at Peace Arch park. Enjoy!

  • Reply Scruffybadger August 2, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    When I saw these pants appear in my vision I could not believe my eyes! They are incredible and so are you! I love the way you're styling them too ๐Ÿ™‚ but seriously, fantastic fabric choice. Def an Oona !

  • Reply jolylook August 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Great outfit Sue, love the top.

    Catherine
    Joly Look

  • Reply T August 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Bold colours, big print, gorgeous accessories …. Ahh, I devour your posts! Overall awesomeness. Love them!

  • Reply No fear of fashion August 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    What do you mean, the top, is a bit old-lady-like? The top is gorgeous! And so are the pants. I adore this outfit. Love it. Furthermore it looks fantastic on you! My compliments.
    I also like your shoes, bracelets and nail polish. I am a fan of you. Can you tell?
    Greetje

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Weeee! Thanks Greetje! Along with thinking of Oona, I was also thinking of both you and Suzanne! I know I can count on a critical eye {I mean that in the best way, thanks} from both of you. I do like honest feedback, and you recall we all had some concern about proportions etc. I'm thrilled that you like how they turned out!! I'm in your fan club too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Ah, thank you T! I never hesitate to open your posts the minute they arrive in my blog role! You, me…I think we both love the attention to the whole look!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you so much Catherine!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Squeee! Thanks so much Winnie! Hasn't it been a blast sewing inspired Oona outfits!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks Kristin! And how very cool that you've picnicked in my park!!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you so much Veshoevius!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Aw, thanks Justine! Always so nice to have you pop by and say hello! Now go! Sew some pants! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    OH YES! These are YOUR colours! You always rock your brights, and I appreciate you!

  • Reply Carelia Moran August 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    You are so much fun Sue!! Your palazzo pants are adorable and I love your mixed prints.
    xo
    Carelia
    mysmallwardrobe.com

  • Reply No fear of fashion August 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I always think, if you know I am honest because I do not agree with everything, then you can appreciate a compliment even more. And it is impossible to please everyone all of the time. We are all different.

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen August 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Oooh! Gotta go visit Oona soon.
    You look delectable! Great project, so well done, and so pretty. Thank you for taking it all across to border and showing out for us. Pretty you, Sue … really gorgeous.
    Thanks for all the support and inspiration, dearest.
    Back to the better-this-week grindstone. Some fun is actually occurring!

  • Reply Rachel August 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Now THOSE are happy pants. I think I ought to meet this Oona. I feel like I would like her…

  • Reply Lori August 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I love your pants, perfect for Oona sewalong. Peace Park is on my vacation list and after seeing your photos even more so.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Precisely!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks Carelia! And, as you know, I do draw much inspiration from you too!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Oh Yes! Do pop over for a looksie! Lots of inspiration to be found! Happy to hear that there's a light at the end of that tunnel!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    You know it Rachel! Yes, do go and meet Oona for some happy…

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Lori! Hey…thanks so much for popping by and saying hello! One day you will have to visit Peace Arch Park! It is unique and, although not a big park, a little park with a big heart!

  • Reply Elizabeth August 5, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Lovely pants! All those rich colors are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Kathy {Kathy Sews} August 5, 2014 at 5:50 am

    There are a zillion fabrics in the world…and we are Oonapalooza fabric twins!! These ARE fantastic!!! Love these pants so much.

  • Reply It's Melanie Darling August 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Gorgeous.

  • Reply dan August 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

    You have chosen beautiful fabrics, Sue! They are so colourful…and matches each other so well! The palazzo pants, very 70s, fit you very well and the top is pretty and feminine…nice how you add extra colour to your look with jewelry and nail polish…
    p.s.
    yes, blogging can create a community of people who share thoughts and ideas…I find that is fantastic!

  • Reply Glenda August 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Sue, this is fantastic! I love that you went bold with the pants and the top. I'm so jealous of your bravery. I have a great fair of mixing patterns. You did it in grand style. You go girl!!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Thanks Glenda! You've got mad skillz with everything fashion. I'm sure your pattern mixing skills are there, if hidden for the moment.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Thanks Dan! Seeing you and Greetje enjoying each other's company is great!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Thank you Dahling!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I KNOW…sez me in my best Monica voice. Thanks for popping by Kathy!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Thanks so much for popping by and commenting Elizabeth!

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS Sacramento August 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Fabulousssssssssssssssssssss

  • Reply Louise Perry August 8, 2014 at 1:52 am

    These are amazing. As is your styling, the colours you chose. Love it, love it.

  • Reply Joni James August 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Hi Sue, I wanted to come back and thank you for your comment on my recent post! I asked a question about the creative process and I just wanted to mention that you know, sometimes the ideas hit all at once, and other times they trickle out and it seems like long years between inspirations. I've had many down times feeling lost and completely uncreative. Most recently though the pillow slip covers idea came suddenly. The whole screen printing process came on a suggestion to make t shirts which turned out not good, but eventually it led me to here.
    I read on your blog that you paint on canvas! Maybe since you love sewing and painting you can combine those two things and there's your missing piece? I've heard you can water down acrylic paint and use it on fabric. You could make some beautiful fabric with swishes of color!! I'd love to see it!

  • Reply Ariane Lasalle August 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Hi Sue!

    Love the pants, love the top and love the location –
    I love how you mixed it all
    Yep got the sewing bug as well, my project are pretty simple but it's a start
    I enroll into a sewing class this fall and i will learn how to use a serger and i have a couple of projects in mind –

    Take care big hugs

    Arianexo

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 8, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Ariane! That is so smart to be taking a sewing class! I find hands on learning can be so helpful! And simple isn't bad as you know! It can be the very best kind of sewing, allowing a brilliant fabric choice to stand out!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Thanks so much for your insights Joni! You've reassured me that there isn't a 'wrong' path…that it can, in fact, be many paths traveled before we get to what seems like an 'ah ha' moment. It's a very good reminder to trust the creative process; and to really believe that the medium that we are presently drawn to is exactly where/how we should be playing. Yes, I do paint on canvas, and I have done a little artistry on two pairs of thrifted jeans. Now, you've got my brain swirling with ideas of painting actual canvas/cotton yardage and then creating a garment!!! That could be rather brilliant! Squeee!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Louise!!! I was just thinking about you…kismet that you stopped by and said hello! Thanks so much!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Ah….Sacramento….always love your short, but sweet hellos!

  • Reply Rosy August 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Wow! Dear Sue, you look spectacular !! my eyes look like little kids looking in a candy's party… I look at the top, pants, bracelets, your nails, your wonderful smile … I can not stop looking at all these fabulous things !! You are great !!

  • Reply Sewing Princess August 11, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Sue, your toe nails look fantastic! And not only that…but you whole outfit is really cute. It fits very well.I will have to look up that top pattern. It's so flattering.

  • Reply Patti August 11, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Wow, what a wonderful setting and you look *fantastic*. Love, love the trousers and the pattern mixing. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, my curly friend. xox

  • Reply Adrienne Shubin August 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Sue, You have hit it out of the park with this look. I LOVE it!! Clapping over here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Hippy At Heart August 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Ohhh, I can't tell you how much I love those pants!!! Very hippie <3

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 12, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Oh Romy…high praise indeed! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Aw, thanks Adrienne! So very nice to have you pop by!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks Patti! I remember your post either on your blog or twitter, oh maybe a year ago, about patterned palazzo pants. I'm sorry I waited so long before jumping on the train!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Hee hee! They are so fun, aren't they! Easy to do too! Thanks so much for all the compliments!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas August 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Thank YOU dear Rosy! You are brilliant when you post photos of your creations, coordinating lovely shoes and sweaters and brooches.

  • Reply Rachael August 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

    This is a fantastic Kalkatroonan outfit! Just the other day, my husband and I were crossing the border at Peace Arch, and I thought that it would be a lovely spot for a photo shoot. You may have inspired something…
    Keep up the good work!

  • Reply seรฑora Allnut September 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Fabulous Fabulous Pants, love its print, love its shape and love your fabulousness wearing them, you're gorgeous!, also love that pretty bijouterie and the best accessory ever, your smile!!!!!
    besos & pants

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas September 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks Rachael! I do hope you get a chance to do a photo shoot at the Peace Arch! It's a great spot!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas September 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you my dear Senora! Always nice to have another colourful lady pop by!

  • Reply Anonymous November 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Ah Sue these pictures are looking so good! Stopping by some of the blogs just to see what all of you ladies are up to. Your hair looks super and such a cute outfit, well done.

    blue hue wonderland

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Ann! So lovely to hear from you! I hope all is well in your creative world! I enjoy seeing your pins on Pinterest! Makes me feel connected to you even though you are not blogging.

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