Still in full summertime sewing mode around here! I decided to make some crazy pants…These are a bit out of the box for me- I usually stick with solids for pants but something about this print just spoke to me! I ordered this rayon poplin (from Fabric.com) after seeing it in a different print on Katie’s blog. She made a pair of woven Hudson Pants, and they are fabulous! I have that pattern but when I saw the Named Alexandria Peg Trousers I really liked the additional detail of the pleats. This fabric is the perfect weight for pants, and so drapey and soft. Also- I put it through the washer and dryer and it came out looking perfect.It’s sort of hard to see but the outer pleat covers the pocket opening- you can see it better in the line drawing of the pattern. It looks really cool. The waist is elastic, and the pattern calls for a drawstring but I left it out on these. As usual I found the Named Patterns to be really professional and easy to work with. My only complaint is that seam allowances are not included on their printed patterns, and I am not sure why? They are included on their PDF patterns. Things that make you go hmmm… Pattern matching was…fun? It wasn’t soooo bad, but I definitely couldn’t match everything. I was super happy to get the whole pocket area pretty matched, and the front center seam. I had to surrender the side seams, because as far as I could figure they were impossible to match up, except at the very bottom of the leg. I made these little bracelets while we were on a road trip a couple summers ago- I used this tutorial and they were a perfect little project to pass the time driving through the deserts of Nevada.
My shirt is another sleeveless Grainline Hemlock Tee (free pattern!) made up in a bamboo jersey. These are the easiest thing to whip up, and I seriously love wearing them!But back to my crazy pants!! I made no muslin because this fabric was super cheap, and I had confidence that with this loose style I would get a reasonable fit. I was right, and made no changes and will make them again- probably in a solid, but you never know! I could get into this crazy print pants thing….
Pattern: Named Alexandria Peg Trousers
Size made: 36, no changes
My measurements: waist 27″, hips 36″, height 5’7″