New Pants

I’m back in familiar sewing territory now, don’t worry! I’ve made myself another pair of Simplicity 8457 pants.

The author stands in front of a pale blue brick wall, wearing a pink linen shirt with dark green pants and black boots. She has both hands in her pant pockets.

This pair is in deep forest-y, almost racing green linen from The Fabric Store, and it was an absolute dream to work with.

The author stands in front of a pale blue brick wall, wearing a pink linen shirt with dark green pants and black boots. Her hands are held in front of her body, just above the unelasticated waistband of the pants.

I’m hoping to wear them in both summer and winter, because the linen is a little bit thick for the cooler months, but it is still linen, so it will keep me cool in summer.

Close-up of the invisible zip, pocket opening, and front pleats of the green pants. The zip blends in really well, and the pocket opening is at a diagonal.

I made them entirely on my treadle machine, which confirms that such a feat is possible. I put the zip in by hand, and I must say, it’s probably my best invisible zip.

The author stands in front of a pale blue brick wall, wearing a pink linen shirt with dark green pants and black boots. Her hands are on her hips, and one foot is crossed over the other.
The author stands in front of a pale blue brick wall, wearing a pink linen shirt with dark green pants and black boots. One hand is in her pocket, the other is held in front of her body just above the waistband. Her feet are in line with each other, one heel resting on the toe of the other foot.

Do I need a pair in black? Probably not. Do I want a pair in black? Maybe.

What will I sew next? Something small! (I would like a travel sewing kit, and I’ve got some bag-making books that need my attention…)

Anyways, see ya!

Yves

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