Monday, August 8, 2011

Rusted Root-finished!






Pattern: Rusted Root by Zephyr Style
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease, colorway: Seaspray
Needles: US size 6

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Simplicity 2224 - Linen Pants

I'm wrapping up the last few pieces of summer sewing for this year, although the weather continues to flirt with 90 degrees F and heavy humidity. I've been curious about the 'slouchy' linen pants that I've been seeing everywhere this summer, so I thought I'd sew up a pair from some very soft linen (a blend, perhaps?) that I've had in my stash for awhile now. I have sewn the skirt from Simplicity 2224 before, and although I don't think it is the most flattering skirt I own, it is so comfortable! When I cut out the skirt, I went ahead and cut the pants too. I was worried that the pants might be as full as the skirt, but that wasn't true. The fullness is just enough to allow for a narrow elasticized waist, the fit is relaxed but smooth through the hip and falls from there with just the amount of  'slouchiness' that I was looking for :-) I feared looking like I was wearing my PJ  pants, but I was pleasantly surprised that I don't. It helps that there are seams running down the center fronts and backs of each leg stabilizing the drape, I think. As you can see, I left off the pockets.
I haven't sewn a pair of pants for myself in probably 15 years or more.....not sure why, but I really like to sew dresses I guess! I deem this first pair of slacks after a long hiatus a success!!