I decided to try the wide legged pants from Vogue 9067:
This pattern has two top variations (neither of which appeal to me and will not get made) and two pant variations, a wide legged and a tapered legged elastic waist pant. The tapered pants have pockets, the wide legged ones do not. But mine do :)
So mine are ankle grazing - just right for thongs or strappy little sandals.
I cut size Small, and added a tiny bit to the front rise. I added pockets - I used the pockets from the tapered pants version. I also checked the size of the front of the wide legged pants against the front of the tapered pants, and added a bit at the sides and tummy to match. The wide legged pants pattern is narrrower across the front than the tapered pants front -and these fit me well (blog post here). I added a casing - if you look at the picture of the pant (D) above, you can see the waist band is flat at the front. I did not think this would work well with such a fine fabric as lawn, nor was it necessary.
Then it was on with the pants. I really like these - they feel just right and feel like me. It's funny how some clothes feel like you, and some don't.
A quick few pictures, and then I have got to put the old pink pants on and go and do some watering :)
And the costings?
I have already used the pattern so nothing for that, 2 metres of lawn, $11.98, elastic, $1.95, Mettler thread purchased, $3.45, Overlocking thread and needle allowance, $4.00.
And worn with Top, New Look 6273, blogged here.
Back next week, have a great weekend everyone,