Pattern: Simplicity 4045 (view B) & Loes Hinse Hepburn Pants
Size: Top - size 8; Pants - size S
Fabric: Top - jade handkerchief linen from fabric Mart; Pants - brown rayon/linen from fabric Mart.
Comments: Good ole Hepburn pants again, but this time I opted for the cropped version. As I've said before, I realize that all the image consultants say that short gals shouldn't wear cropped pants because it makes us look stumpy(er). A longer pant is always suggested as it's more likely to fool the observer into seeing a long, tall line. Well, I got news for ya - I'm short and you can dress me in pants to the floor made out of pinstripe fabric and then get me to strap on 6" heels and I will still be short. So, sometimes I just toss out what's "best" and opt for what makes me happy - hence, cropped pants.
I have also made the top in the past - well, sort of. I had actually made a dress, but the bias cut did my pear shaped figure no favours, so I hacked off the bottom and hemmed it up into a top. So, this time I went straight for the top pattern. Unfortunately, as it's designed, the top pattern is quite short - too short for my liking if I turned up the recommended hem. So, I used hem tape and turned up a scant 1/2" hem to get as much length as I could. Next time I make this top, I will be adding 3" to the bottom.
Conclusion: I love this colour combo. I can't seem to get enough of it lately. I also love these two patterns, so I'm a happy lass!