I had just finished up these Tessuti Suzy pants when I found out the lovely Reana was coming through town during her epic adventure….and being of the slightly crazy variety I decided I needed an entire Australian outfit for our meet up. So I sewed up this Eucalypt tank the night before meeting her for breakfast. Totally normal, right?The next morning I woke up to fall-like weather and ended up wearing jeans instead, OH WELL. It was still fun indulging in a little theme outfit making 🙂
Sooooo….I realize pleated pants may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I lalalalaloooove these pants and wear them all the time! I changed up the pattern just a bit by making the waistband flat in the front, and elastic in the back (see Kelli’s awesome version here).
When I set out to make these I knew I wanted olive green, drapey, hopefully rayon fabric. What I found was a shiny olive green rayon- I ended up using the matte “wrong” side for most of the pants but used the right side for the front waist band and the inside of the pockets for just a little shine. I also like how it shows when I roll them up at the ankle 🙂 Shiny on the inside….it also makes them feel really nice to wear! The tank is my go-to tank pattern- the Eucalypt from Megan Nielsen. I also ordered this fabric from her and it is a very soft and drapey rayon challis type fabric. I made a dress for my daughter (here) with the bulk of it but had enough left over for this tank. Funny story- I loved these pants so much I dived into another pair in a black challis fabric. I thought I would slim down the top part a bit for a closer fit, but totally failed to consider that I needed to be able to pull them up over my hips! DOH. I think I can salvage them by adding a side or back zip….