Hi everyone! How are you? I’m doing well– very excited that it seems like our Fall weather is back after a strange late September heatwave. I love October because it means another field trip to the pumpkin farm with the pre-school class (by the time my youngest child gets to kindergarten I will have gone on the same field trip to the same pumpkin farm 7 times!), trying to figure out Halloween costumes, apple cider donuts, and homemade chili.
I decided in August that I wanted to make some cropped, wide-leg, transitional pants. I feel like once it gets to September I am sort of mentally done with shorts but a lot of times it’s still warm enough to wear them. I have been wearing my Burnside Bibs a lot and that is what motivated me to think about making some non-bibbed wide-leg pants. I knew they would be just as cool and comfortable as shorts, and they’d be great for the transition from Summer to Fall (and then again from Winter into Spring.)
Since I wore my Tencel Emerson shorts a bunch I decided to make a new pair of Emerson pants. My first pair of Emerson pants was my tester version and they really didn’t fit me very well. I applied the fit changes I made to my shorts to the pant pattern and cut into this lovely, lightweight linen. (More about my fit changes here, but the brief summary is going up a size, lengthening by 2.5″, adding 3/8″ to the front and back crotch length, and 5/8″ full seat adjustment.)
These pants fit me a lot better than my first pair and they are so comfortable! There are still some weird lines on the back of the leg which I really have no idea how to eliminate. Do I need more length in the back crotch? But, as my lovely reader Becky pointed out, I am my own worst critic and hopefully, no one else is critiquing my backside. (Or if they are they have been keeping it to themselves, thankfully.) At least this time the lines are not because the pants are too small for me so I feel much better about wearing these.
I really like the rise on the Emerson pants and the swishy, wide legs are just what I wanted for my late Summer, early Fall pants. I am wearing them here with my linen Willow tank. I think this is my first all linen outfit and now I want to buy all the linen (in addition to all of the Tencel.) I have one more length of linen in a caper green color in my stash that is waiting for its turn to become the Megan Nielsen Matilda dress. It may be seasonally inappropriate, but I want to get to it in the next few months. I think it will be so pretty in green!
What are you sewing lately?