Linen pants are always a must-have for summertime. We prefer them in all their natural wrinkled and lived-in-look glory. This particular pant was created from a soft glen plaid linen picked up at Textile Fabrics, a favorite fabric store in Nashville, TN. We knew this special fabric needed to be something soft and breezy, so decided to use a Vogue Marci Tilton pattern to create these run-around pants. It is always fun to add bits of creative specialness, and as ideas pop into our heads, we have to run with them! This ultimately happened, as it was decided that a bit of freedom would need to be exercised. This resulted in a few things: a front AND back exaggerated patch pocket; a bias strip stitched around the perimeter of the pockets to edge them perfectly; and around the lower leg's horizontal seams, a tiny bias strip was inserted. To finish off the hem, a bias edging was used instead of the traditional turned-up hem. These extras all required a bit more time and effort, so what a refreshing treat it was to use the decorative elastic for the waistband instead of the traditional casing for elastic. The pant waist edge was simply serged and the elastic stitched along the top. Voila! Easy-peasy embellished waist. Elastic is item #T5058 and available in bright stripes as well as solid black stripes.
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