Crazy Print Named Alexandria Peg Trousers (and another sleeveless Hemlock)

Still in full summertime sewing mode around here!  I decided to make some crazy pants…DSC_0009These 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.DSC_0015It’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…DSC_0024 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.  DSC_0028I 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.

DSC_0033My 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!DSC_0019But 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″