Monday, June 28, 2010

pants!

I made myself some rumply wide-legged pants from this pattern. The fabric is linen that I've had in my stash for quite some time. I love to buy linen at Joann when it goes on sale or when I have my coupon. Generally I use it for crafts like bags and fabric buckets and such, but I've had in mind making linen pants for quite some time. I remember reading Angry Chicken one time where she had just given birth and whipped up two pairs of linen elastic-waist pants for postpartum wear. I thought that was fairly awesome. Then, when I made pajama pants one time, I thought "how much harder would it be to put a waistband on and have some actual pants?"
It was very fun creating some little pockets for these pants. They're not entirely practical, though--I made the tops a bit too narrow. I like the waistband on these. They close with a side zipper which went fairly well--not perfect though. The two sides of the tops of the waistband don't quite match up. I'm not at all worried about that, though--I'll always wear a top over it.
Here they are in all their rumply goodness. Very wrinkly, but I think you just have to go with that when it comes to linen. These are very casual pants for around the house and general summer living. I think I am going to like these and hope to make pants again sometime. Next time I'd love to try the pair from this book.

16 comments:

Inoureyes said...

Those pockets are very sweet!

Kristi said...

me too...i love THOSE pockets.

Joy said...

Wow, those look great! I can only imagine what I would do trying to make a pair of pants for myself. Yours look fabulous though. Practical or not, those pockets are adorable. :)

Sara said...

love the pants!! such a great vintage look.

Andrea said...

Very cute! I like the little pockets. I want to start making more clothes for me...thanks for the pants inspiration. (and that wrinkly linen! I iron in the morning and look like I'm in pajamas by the time I get to work...but I love the way it feels).

Liv said...

Love those, especially the pockets

Kelly and Kelly said...

love, love, love these. seriously, they look fantastic and I can just imagine how comfortable!!

Lise said...

Gorgeous. The pockets take them from rumply to special.

Once Upon A Parent said...

Mary Beth I think they look wonderful! I just love the pocket detail even if they aren't super practical.

Redbeet Mama said...

Whipped up a pair of pants!!! Too cool. I am jealous - I have no talent for that.

You look awesome dressed in handmade love.

Namaste, Nicole

Rain said...

I only hope to whip up a pair of pants some day. You are awesome. And I also LOVE those cute pockets.

Melissa said...

Awesome job on the pants! I'm too scared to make a skirt, much less pants. Wrinkles and linen go hand in hand and I think that's why I love linen so much.

Jars of Giggles said...

Those are supppperr cute!!

Leanne said...

Oh these pants are wonderful! And what a great choice with the fabric...I adore linens wrinkly goodness!

lisarenata said...

cute.
I haven't made pants for my self in-who-know-how-long...
enjoy them.

btw- did you see my post about my kids no-gift party? (I did it!!!) Check it out. =)

http://www.saboracajeta.com/2010/06/busy-week-ending-with-birthday-fun.html

Nancy said...

oh those are so darn cute!! I love your sewing projects, they're always so inspirational!