l’ve made another two pairs of these trousers in a lightweight yet durable linen and an embroidered linen. DD1 loved the first version from a couple of years ago and actually wore them constantly until she grew out of them. When asked about her wardrobe needs/wants for this summer, another pair were the first item on her list for clothes. I couldn’t think she was serious, but she was! She really likes the look of these trousers, and she thinks they are the most comfortable thing to wear that’s a little
weird different from anything else anybody around here wears. So I traced off the pattern again and set myself to making strange trousers. Personally, I think the best part of these trousers are the front pockets, which have a flap sewn into a side yoke, and a shaped opening.
She’s very pleased with these. I must say the sizing is a bit big through the waist. I stitched the CB seams and fit through the side seams (as they’re they only seams not topstitched twice). I ended up tapering out a total of 4 inches in width. DD1 is graced with a small waist!
Her shoes work with this type of look, I think. Of course, being the mom, I had to mention that should she ever need a costume that looks like a pair of vintage dungarees, all she needs to do is add suspenders to these trousers, pull the waist up to her ribcage and she’s done!And, luckily for me, she saw the humour in my comment once she googled “dungarees”. So this was educational, at any rate!
For the ivory pair, I initially planned to underline them down to the leg patch section, but when DD1 put them on, it looked too obvious that the underlining (or something) ended just above her knee. Not a good look. So after putting all the beautiful handkerchief linen (boohoo) underlining in, I cut it all out. Needless to say, there is no danger of a wardrobe malfunction without it and the look of the trousers is uniform.
She wore the ivory pair all day yesterday, and commented on how much she really loves these trousers. They are definitely not like anything I have seen in RTW, but they suit her and apparently they’re super comfortable.