a few weeks ago i mentioned that i was thinking about making some wrap pants. i’m not sure that’s the “technical” name for them, but it pretty much covers what they are. this week i decided to take a break from making samples (that i still can’t show you!) and have an afternoon of selfish sewing. i
needed wanted something fresh to wear to our wednesday evening outdoor concerts. turns out i didn’t need an afternoon, it really only took me about 90 minutes from decision to runway!
i used this pattern (because it was on sale), view d because I liked the curve, but you don’t even need a pattern for these…there are plenty of tutorials out there. i took the lazy lady route and went with the pattern!!
and i used this rayon (also on sale….aren’t i the frugal gal??) it’s not quite as black and white as it appears. the white is a bit more creamy making it less stark. there are only two seams…the inseam and the crotch. then you just hem the edges and stitch on a waistband/tie. this particular pattern included darts in both front and back, which i wasn’t sure was necessary, but i’m pleased with them. i serged the entire thing including the hemming….just serged all the edges, turned them under and topstitched. the only thing i would change was the waistband/tie. it just seemed a bit overdone for such a simple garment. i think i’ll streamline it a bit next time.
i was just a tad bit concerned about a breeze….and it was breezy wednesday evening. but not to worry, there was plenty of coverage, even sitting in those horrid “bag chairs”!! i felt all fluttery walking around in those silky slacks…very feminine, almost royalty…but a lot like wearing pajamas to town!
now i’m daydreaming about what other fabrics to use…linen? seersucker? another rayon challis? there WILL be another pair soon.
note: there WAS one downside to these wonderful pants…using the “facilities” required partial disrobing as you need to untie the front, leaving you (only half) undressed!! sort of a “drop seat”, but not nearly as convenient! i’m sure there’s a better way!! i’ll “practice” and let you know the secret!