Wide-Leg Seersucker Pants

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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 and is suitable for several garments.

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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.)

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I went with View B which includes inset pockets.

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The topstitching on the pocket fronts keeps them in place making the pockets nearly invisible.IMG_0010 4

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.

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The back invisible zipper disappears into the stripes,

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and the sash is shaped to lie flat around the waist.

Once again, it’s all about proportion and fit, but I believe my latest goes to show how sewing provides fashion options that money just can’t buy.IMG_0017 2

Best wishes for a fantastic Memorial Day!

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