Gosh, I love these pants! Funky!
This pattern from Kathryn Brenne is part of the new Vogue collection for summer 2015. And I missed the pants view repeatedly when I cruised the collection on Club BMV. The main view is a skirt, and I wasn’t interested. Finally, another look and my mouse-over flipped from the skirt to these pants. I didn’t expect pants to be in the pattern!
I’ve been looking for new pant styles for summer, as I’m a little tired of my typical loose linen pants from past years. My first find was the Pattern Fantastique Terra pant pattern I sewed last month – they’re great. And these new pants have something of the same vibe and appeal – fresh, different, and fun.
|Top – Cropped Grainline Studio Scout Tee|
- The pant leg is a bit voluminous, so I cut a size Small, redrafted to a Medium at the waistline. About 12″ of curing from waist to hip. It’s a good thing I used the Medium waist – it’s only 39″, which almost makes these wiggle pants for my 41.5″ hip.
- I added 1″ the length of all the pant pieces, which gave me just enough for a 1″ hem.
- Because I did not want to add bulk in the gathered waist, I drafted the top of the pants with a 2″ cut-on waistband. I simply finished the edge, turned it inside, and inserted 3/4″ elastic. The result is a very comfortable casing.
- I am infatuated with the curved pockets from Vogue 8712 and used them again on these pants. They don’t try to flop backwards at all – floppy in-seam pockets make me a little crazy.
Then I made one tie, only 1/2″ wide. I used 1/2 of it for an attached loop at the edge of each cuff. It would be cute with a single knot, maybe later or on another version.
|Check out those 2 pleats on the curve of the cuff – great stuff!|