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.
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 went with View B which includes inset pockets.
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.
The back invisible zipper disappears into the stripes,
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.
Best wishes for a fantastic Memorial Day!