I have made this version of the pants before in plain black calico, as a house basic - you know the sorts of pants that are really not meant to be smart, but functional for all those sort of functional jobs that have to be done:
If you are interested in the post for the black calico pants, you will find it here.
As I knew the pants would fit me, I just went straight ahead and cut them out. Well, nearly. I was just going to go straight ahead and cut them out when I noticed that the pattern I though had no nap because it was so squiggly, did in fact have a nap. The curves only ran in one direction vertically and one direction horizontally. In the nick of time - I was literally just about to cut - I realised my mistake and re-pinned the pattern pieces. The pockets are cut in lawn, because I could see that I could just eke out a top from my leftover rayon - if I did not use it for the pockets. Easy decision :)
And I love this version - it looks so different in rayon - soft and with a nice drape. I love the cotton version too, but it is just so amazing what a different type of fabric does to the shape and drape of a garment.
Anyway, enough words, here are three quick views:
Well, that's it for today, I am pushed for time - something to do with catching up with paperwork and my tax return and other tedium you don't want to know about. Which is why I am looking just a little bit wan in these photos. Life will return...
And to which I have to return...
See you next week, and wishing you all best wishes,