Monday, May 30, 2011

Playing it Safe

I played it safe and went with the off-white linen pants. The pattern is Butterick 5221 I made the capri's last year and really liked the fit. You can always use a pair of linen pants for summer.

These came out great, the only issue is an old one the pocket showing through. I should have used the lining fabric for the pocket facing.

I also made a tank top to wear under the sweater, I've put the pattern away and I don't remember the number but it is just your basic two pattern piece tank I did reduce the shoulder width so they wouldn't show and lowered the neckline. The fabric is 1.00/yd Wal-Mart stretch knit, it's very thin but worked well for this purpose.

The pants are wide leg which I like for summer, I hope to get a picture tomorrow.

I lined them with this dark beige cotton fabric, both were purchased from JoAnn's.

I do plan to make the skirt but it probably won't happen until next weekend. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.


Faye Lewis said...

You do really nice work. That's going to make a cute summer outfit. I'm such a sucker about white pants.

gwensews said...

Those are terrific pants and you'll look cool and summery in them. Nice sewing!