Earth and Sun

or maybe spotted bananas ….

I decided to make the ultra wide-legged trousers I wanted by simply using a drawstring pant pattern that I’ve used before and adding five inches to the sides, both front and back. The final waist measurement is 56 inches. I put in inseam pockets, and made a waist band rather than simply double-folding the fabric to make a casing. I took a 56 inch wide strip of fabric, folded it in half with wrong sides together and pinned it to the outside of the pants. I inserted 1 1/2 inch wide elastic and then inserted some mountaineering cord in front of the elastic for a drawstring. I’ve done that before and like it. The elastic starts the job, and I can pull the cord as tight as I want on any given day.

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It was a bit windy out there today. I bought the fabric especially for them, on sale at Fabricland. It’s a cotton/linen blend. I also made the top from an old TNT pattern and a small piece of wool that I picked up at a thrift shop. It might be a wool gauze. It’s very nice anyway.

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It turns out another small linen top I made last summer also works with these pants. Yea!

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That’s it. I’m glad to have some yellow in my wardrobe. I’ve gone some yellow jersey that might go with these pants. If so, I’ll whip up a simple t-shirt.

Why did I leave that plastic bag (filled with clothes pegs) hanging off the clothesline???

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12 thoughts on “Earth and Sun”

  1. They’re gorgeous! You make me rethink my wide pants pattern. Could make them a bit wider still….The tops are brilliant too. Love you style.

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  2. You’re leading the pack in trouser width! (I’ve been toying with the ideal width question) . These look really good with the mauve linen top, how lucky to get such a good pairing.

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    1. Thank you Jay. Me, a leader? Ha! Have you come up with the ideal width? I grew up in the seventies you know, and remember owning a pair of incredibly wide jeans. They dragged in the mud and snow of course.

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  3. Love these! And such a happy colour. I haven’t had yellow trousers in ages, maybe I should remedy that? If I have some yellow in my stash, that is.
    I can see two reasons for leaving the bag with clothespins hanging there. 1) as an accessory to the photo shoot. They match your trousers. 2) to remind yourself to sew a clothespin apron. I have one I love, and can’t imagine being without. With shoulderstraps, mind you. No tying here. One size fits all. 😆
    Berte

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