So I made myself some harem pants, I wore them immediately. Flattering, I’m not sure. Comfortable, hell yes. I took them on a test drive (to my mum’s house). “What are you wearing?” she says. Not to be confused with “What are you wearing?” Stress being on the ‘are’.
So I showed her, cocking my leg up so she could be clear I was NOT wearing a skirt. “Ooooh I like them,” she says. I smile, I wasn’t expecting a compliment.
Throughout the day I get a fair few unexpected compliments about my ‘what-are-you-wearing’ pants. My smile lingers on.
“They’re very you” says a friend. Is that a compliment? I’m not sure. Should I be grateful, offended, embarrassed? I think it’s a way of saying ‘I would never wear them, but you go ahead’. Like giving me permission to be a little less ordinary. I’ll take it as a compliment, I don’t mind harem pants defining my style, and grey ones to boot. I’m just pleased that I found a sewing pattern for the lower part of my body that is quick to sew, I enjoy wearing and needs no major adjustments to accommodate my non standard waist, hips, bottom, thighs ratio.
The Rockbüx take drop crotch to a whole new level. Right the way down to the ankle in fact. I’m used to wearing harem pants but normally mine are a cross between a skirt and a pair of leggings. These are a cross between a skirt and a pair of socks.
I’m not usually the person who wears activewear for anything but the required activity but these could be considered as yoga pants for people who don’t do yoga. They have a thick elastic waistband and the perfect balance between style and comfort. Even a cartwheel is possible in the Rockbüx. Yep, I tried it.
When your taste in clothes is a little less ordinary, it’s not easy finding sewing patterns that suit your style. But hurrah, I found a pair of harem pants that I’ll be making more of. A pair in heavier fabric for autumn/winter but with more of leg next, a bit like these. And a pair in knit fabric so that I don’t have to spend 13 boring minutes of my day ironing them.
Well, what do you think? “Very me?”