Loose-leg pants - I love them. Recently I was cruising PInterest and came across this pic from My-Closet.jp. I think these chino pants and cropped top are a fantastic look for fall/winter. And they're perfect for Florida. So I was off and running, once again, looking for a baggy pants pattern.
I have lots of patterns in my stash that I've tried: zippered (the Merchant & Mills Strides, Vogue 8836 trousers) and elastic waist ( Vogue 8584 and a bunch more). Vogue 8584 was my go-to for several years, but I've pretty much trashed the tissue with so many re-makes.
New is good...
PInterest is great for zeroing in on styles and approaches. Here are few pics that I captured for inspiration:
|Tessuti Margot Pants|
And I found this pattern from Tessuti, the Margot Pant. It has interesting hem details, but I cannot find a review of it anywhere (other than Tessuti). My experience with their drafting has been disappointing, so I'm not buying this one, but I might copy the hems :-)
Fabric beckons. I'm not an impatient person, but I'm looking forward to making the pants in this pretty linen/cotton blend from Robert Kaufman. I've been in the mood for green for weeks, so twist my arm, Craftsy...
Or this bull denim from Fabric.com, in my stash for a couple years:
For sure I won't sew them in chino or khaki - I'm not a fan. Of course, working in Latin America for 30 years, I almost always had a suit in this color family. But they were stripes, jacquard, anything but plain...
|With Ashley, 1982|
So the weekend beckons, with lots of sewing planned. And I'm grateful.
My thoughts are with all the folks being impacted by Mother Nature's many challenges.
Bye for now - Coco