These pants are one of those projects that have been on my mind for quite some time, but I’ve just never had all the right pieces at the right time! I’ve been holding on to this soft, lovely Tencel Twill for 2 or 3 years, waiting for the perfect pant pattern to come across my radar. I purchased the fabric after my first experience working with Tencel Twill as part of the StyleMaker Fabrics blog tour a couple of years ago, and falling in love with the substrate! I envisioned this fabric being used for a pair of pants that would look professional but still be comfortable and stylish enough to wear regularly.
The 2020 Holiday Season left me feeling a little unmotivated to sew all the fun holiday clothes. I normally relish this season of sewing, enjoying all of the reasons to sew a little “frosting” and add a little extra sparkle and glitz to my everyday outfits. The number of holiday parties on my agenda this year was a hot zero, though, so glitz and glam just didn’t seem necessary. But these pants totally came through for what I needed for the holidays, and beyond!
I have this weird romantic fascination with big, billowy linen beach pants. Normally, in my head, they are white linen, but when I saw this “warm sand” color, I thought it would be perfect for my big beachy dream pants, but also a warm enough color that I might be able to extend the wear a little bit into autumn without looking super silly in my big white linen pants!
Was there ever a more perfect time for a matchy-matchy lounge set than in the season of social distancing and stay home orders? I would say no. So here I am, serving isolation chic.