I purchased this gorgeous fabric from Tessuti fabrics last February. It deserved to be made into something amazing. This fabric is perfect for pants! The Tencel makes the fabric softer/drapier than pure Linen. Personally I prefer this fabric to normal linen which creases a lot!
I started working on these pants back in September at a sewing retreat I organized. Originally I had gathered the fabric with a wide waistband and tie belt like my first pair but something felt off. I put the pants aside while figured out how to make a pair of pants which I was excited to wear.
I saw the above image on Instagram and fell in love with the style. My thoughts immediately returned to these pants and how I could fix them to be more like the image. I didn’t have to change much – I removed the waistband and tie and used the extra gathered fabric to created pleats. I didn’t have as much ease as my inspiration image but I tried to stick with the same pleat placement. I ended up halving the original width of the waistband and removing the tie belt to keep the same streamlined look.
The pants feel perfect now. My only minor complaint is the front waistband on these pants rolls on itself. I want to try and avoid this in future so if anyone has any tips please pass them on. I’ve been experimenting with ban-roll and more interfacing in my waistbands.
These pants have been a wonderful addition to my work wardrobe. It’s so nice to have coloured pants instead of always wearing black or navy. What are you loving in your wardrobe at the moment?