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Well the Tasha/Rochelle adventure continues! To follow up with her recent outfit post, I wanted to share what I wore for our magnificent outing. Tasha and I had planned to sew something in advance so we could bring it along on our trip and take photos of each other during our visit. I finished these gigantic pants of mine just in the nick of time.


The pattern is a modified version of Simplicity 3688 so I am counting it as my completed Twelve Pattern Challenge project for February. I drafted my own scoop pockets for the front and widened the legs quiiiiite a bit. I’m calling them my Parisian Gypsy Vagabond pants and I’m utterly obsessed with them. I think Jean Harlow and Django Reinhardt would both approve.


I would love to sew these pants again and again but I think I will make a few more adjustments before I call them my all time favorite pants. I’d like to try and move the zipper to the back and move the pleats in the front out slightly. We shall see what I can conjure up next time…


Tasha and I spent more time fighting our windswept hair and laughing too hard than we did taking serious outfit photos, but I suppose that was to be expected. She knit the green sweater I’m wearing way back in 2010 (I stalked her blog to find out instead of asking like a normal person) and since she didn’t wear it as often as she had hoped to, she gave it to me! Well I can’t say how chuffed I am to now own a hand-knit sweater by Tasha. It’s probably my new favorite thing!


BFF Selfie: practically mandatory.


Outfit Details
Pants – Modified Simplicity 3688
Cardigan – Hand knit by Tasha
Bowling Pin Brooch – Luxulite
Glasses – c/o Victory Optical
Shirt – stolen from my mother
Shoes – …am I wearing any?!


Next up in our adventures was a trip to National Parks Seminary with Tasha’s mom and step-dad. Oh boy. This place was beeaauuuutiful!!





I’m so thankful for Tasha’s mom (who’s super amazing and fun and very talented in the sewing/knitting/cooking department btw) and her willingness to capture photos of Tasha and I actually together in the same frame. We both took a lot of photos of each other, but would have been severely lacking in photos of US if it weren’t for Ms Vicki.


Tasha is going to post many more photos of us at National Parks Seminary on her blog soon, so keep an eye out for them!

I really had THE BEST time with Tasha and her family and it was wonderful to feel so welcomed and at home. I hope to meet up with all of them again very soon <3

I’ve said this already, but if you don’t have any best friends who sew/knit/craft, you need to just put yourself out there and make some! You can only mutually stalk a blog for so long before you’re bound to become best friends. Right, Tasha? πŸ˜‰


(All photos of me alone: taken by Tasha. All photos of Tasha and I together: taken by Mom. All other photos taken by me, just FYI)

  • Guestsar

    I just happened upon this blog while looking at pattern reviews. I’m not exactly sue I am confident enough to modify the pattern, but If you sell those pants on etsy or elsewhere I would by the crap out of them. They’re amazing!

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  • It’s always a pleasure to see people happy to be together !

  • Alice

    These pictures are so awesome! If you had just posted them without any text, we could understand that you had both great time together! So heart warming and lovely to see two great friends enjoying being together!

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  • What amazing photos of you guys! I love the green sweater on you and I love those amazing pants!! Beautiful post – thanks for sharing ^__^

  • wha… wait? She didn’t WANT that gorgeous green creation?? Yikes! But lucky you πŸ™‚ You’re both looking lovely!

  • Amazing trousers and the cardi is just fab too. Love all your photos and it looks like you guys are just having the best time ever.

  • LOVE these pants and I just so happen to have purchased the pattern (on sale, of course) a few months ago with the hope that I could work up some WIDE leg pants. You’ve inspired me! But it may take me a year or so to actually do anything about it πŸ™‚

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  • These pants are THE SHIT. I lovey love love wide legged pants and I really love the proportions of these – the kind of dropped crotch is amazing and they look polished and comfy at the same time. Okay, great Rochelle. Now I gotta go pull out my wide legged pants patterns and make a million.

  • Aww, how fabulously sweet of Tasha to bestow that cheerfully beautiful green sweater on you. It positively sings against your crimson looks. I love that you gals both keep posting so many great photos of your exciting meetup – you’re making me, and no doubt many other bloggers, feel almost like we were there with you two as well (which is awesome).

    β™₯ Jessica

  • This is so lovely, Rochelle! We’re starting a local sewing group and I must admit to looking forward to all my new best friends (they just don’t realise it yet teehee!)

  • your legs look a million miles long in those trousers!

  • You guys are adorable! Your trousers are such a great style and the outfit as a whole is gorgeous.

  • stgilbert

    I am smiling from ear-to-ear after reading. There is so much joy here!

  • beautiful photos Rochelle! And how awesome to have pants you just love πŸ˜€ They look so comfy, I can see why they’d be a favorite. Are they corduroy?

    • Thank you! They’re a linen/rayon blend actually. I forgot to mention that. πŸ™‚

  • What amazing photos – you both look amazing, and so happy! Rochelle those trousers are just so perfect!!

  • All of the knitted pieces are really awesome and they make me want to get my butt going on my own knitted projects.

  • Jean Harlow would approve and so do it! Fantastic make and the combination of colors and patterns are very unique.

  • I love your and Tasha’s photos from your weekend visit – it looks like you guys had a really brilliant time together. Great to see such good blog buddies finally meet in person! πŸ™‚

  • Victoria

    Best friends are the best!

  • Your whole appearance makes me happy πŸ™‚

  • Oh goodness, everything looks so happy and fun! I believe I’ve already said I’m happy you two got to meet in person, and just bask in each others awesomeness.

  • Not quite sure how these two peas-in-a-pod managed to get separated at birth, but delighted to have been on hand for the way fun Big Reveal. (“Revealing” their extraordinary amount of adorability as a pair.)

  • What fun you guys had! Internet friends are the best friends, to quote sallieoh! πŸ™‚