I choose to make mine in white Irish linen, in fact the remains of the bed sheet. I was going to do the Burda May 2012 flap over front pants but couldn’t be bothered tracing the pattern while this one was already sitting around in the pattern box.
I hmmed and hahhed about lining the trousers. Linen trousers are supposed to be loose and cool but the worn part of the sheet happened to end up on my backside and the thought of me sitting down to the sounds of ripping fabric was too much worry to carry around, so I lined them in a lightweight cotton lawn. Anyway, temperatures rarely rise beyond 25 Celsius here so it’s not exactly tropical.
I’d managed to cut the leg hems at the edge of the sheet and so these already had a finished edge.
The front has three white buttons for closure and I left off the belt carriers.
Why I bother to try new shapes and style is beyond me when I know I feel comfortable and quite good in these.
I’m putting these in for Pattern Review’s all natural fibres competition – not asking you to vote for me or anything as dresses always seem to win these things, but you can be 100% guaranteed that these are 100% natural fibres and recycled into the bargain.
Maybe StephC was right – linen goes on and on – just in different guises. I take it all back Stephanie!
Thanks for reading. Ruth