A couple of years ago we spent a week in Vanuatu. While in Port Vila, I found a few poly and rayon prints so I supported the local economy and I decided to trial these pants for Singapore.
Last time I made these pants in navy ripstop for my previous size. Now I used small and the pants need to be lengthened (6cm). So I added quilt binding from my stash to get the hem right and used the edging foot to get the stitching line in the right place. I do like the binding finish. Is that a good thing?
I’ve used 32mm/1 1/4 ” wide elastic in the waistband and coverstitched the waist band casing. Again, I need to add more to the casing (6cm) so that easily folds over. Printed pants like these are strictly weekend wear.
|The additional room is added right down the middle of this pattern piece.|
Then I made two more versions for the ‘one week, one pattern‘ challenge before we had our break.
|Grey linen shorts|
|Blue cotton pants|
The grey shorts became shorts because I didn’t have enough fabric for pants. I’ll get some more of this fabric from the Remnant Warehouse next month. It’s a lovely linen that is already crushed so how’s that for weekend linen pants. The blue embroidered fabric is pure cotton so it’s bound to crush but they’re for the weekend. Yay.
Here are the first two days of my OPOW attempt in Singapore with the grey shorts.
|On the Singapore Flyer|
|Just off the bus ready to explore Chinatown.|
We’re now back home so I’ve worn the blue embroidered pair for hanging out near the kitchen while DH cooks after work. He made a lovely ravioli and napolitana sauce after our afternoon ride.
I love that pattern and I've made it up several times – your excellent versions remind me that I need some shorts and this pattern would be perfect!
Loved this post! I wasn't aware of this pattern and will try to find it today. Great outfits, BTW.
Thanks Shannon and BJ in TX. It's super easy.
They look really good – a very nice fit. Shorts and light pants are definitely the right thing for Singapore!
Great pants and shorts, the fit looks really good.
You've made a lovely selection, although the version in the bike picture is not very well seen. I laughed when I read your “cocktail o'clock”! We've always had booze o'clock, but I agree cocktail sounds a lot more classy.
A great range. Particularly the blue pair, with the strip of fabric matching your top.