Right after my sweet baby boy was born in 2021, Andrea of ThimbleLamb kindly gifted me a couple of her sewing patterns for children that she thought might suit my little ones. It was a true act of kindness, and while I will admit this was my first introduction to her brand, she asked nothing of me except to enjoy the patterns if I felt they were right for my babies! I was in a little bit of a postpartum cloud at that time, and while I was still sewing, I was also very behind on some collaborations and my own ideas of things I wanted to sew, and therefore wasn’t able to make any immediate plans to sew up either pattern.
Linen is the quintessential summer fabric, so when I was asked to check out some of June + Lu’s beautiful selection of linen earlier this summer, I was very excited! This bone colored linen perfectly suits the Coastal Grandmother trend that we are all loving this year, and for me, pants were the way to go. I don’t know why, but anytime I have the opportunity to work with a light, neutral colored linen, you’d be wise to bet your money on me turning it into a pair of wide legged pants of some sort. While I’ve never lived on a coast, nor have I ever been a grandmother, I have been adamant that my wardrobe requires at least 2 pairs of white, beige, or bone colored linen pants at all times.
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!