29 May Seersucker Beach Pants – Vogue 7912
For some reason, my husband and I have not been to the beach together in almost one year!
Greetings from Edisto and Happy Memorial Day!
I didn’t know I wanted a pair of wide-leg beach pants until the Blue and White Bengal Cotton Seersucker arrived from Mood Fabrics. Seriously, I was planning a dress with a ruffle collar, but a new vision appeared once I opened the package.
This is no pinstripe seersucker, but a lovely light and airy fabric featuring 1/4″ stripes. It is slightly puckered with a wonderful drape making it suitable for several garments.
As one who almost always prefers a slim silhouette, I was ready for something different and pulled an old Vogue pattern from my stash. The pattern is out of print but available on Etsy and other online vendors. I unsuccessfully made the pattern once before during the first year I returned to sewing. Thankfully, I learned from the experience 🙂
Although I was ready for a little change, I questioned whether I could wear wide leg pants.
I selected View B which includes inset pockets.
The topstitching on the pocket fronts keeps them in place making the pockets nearly invisible.Since the pants are fitted in the waist and hips the wide legs do not overwhelm the garment and produce a more flattering silhouette than drawstring pants.
and the sash is shaped to lie flat around the waist. What a difference this makes!
The circumference of the pant leg is 21″. The seersucker has enough body to hold the shape but is light enough to billow in the breeze.
So rarely do I sew resort wear and vacation clothes, but this was fun once again proving it’s all about proportion and fit.
This sewing project was a reminder that sewing provides fashion options that money just can’t buy. Playing it safe has its place but perhaps sewing the straight and narrow should be the road less traveled 😉
Have a good one!