The “Winter Sailor” Pants
Fabric – Wool Twill Blend – 2m @ $5 per metre (I had a 20% voucher)
Pattern: Simplicity 3688
Notions: 6 x white buttons – $7.47, 1 x blue button – $2.49 (for 3), zipper – $1.59
Time to complete: 3.5 hours (including cutting out the pattern)
First worn: Saturday, 28th Jan for a trip to the shops and to visit some family.
Wear again? Definitely! I think it will be a struggle to get me out of them.
Total price: $21.55
There has been a bit of confusion around this weeks theme and I interpreted it as being the season opposite to the one I am currently experiencing. Being in Australia and in the middle of summer I chose to make a winter garment. Winter is my absolute favourite time of year which is probably a bit strange given I live on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The Sunshine State! Where it’s beautiful one day, perfect the next. Unless you count this past two weeks where it has been bucketing down with rain consistently causing localised flooding. So needless to say making a pair of pants this week was probably a bit more convenient to the current weather conditions than making a summer garment.
Which brings me to my second point. I love sailor pants!!! I have been wanting a pair of sailor pants for so long and having been searching for a pattern. The other week in Spotlight I saw Simplicity patterns were on special and stumble across Simplicity 3688. I did a quick google search and stumble across a few pairs that had been made around the blogging world but as soon as I saw this pair by Mena I knew I had found the right pattern. The pattern sat in my stash waiting for winter to be made but when I saw this week’s theme I decided to bump them up the sewing order a bit.
These pants were so super easy to make it is just ridiculous. I think I might need to make a couple of more pairs. Maybe something in a light summery linen for the warmer months. My favourite part of these pants has got to be the buttons. I preferred the look of having my buttons on a bit of an angle rather than straight down. I am so ridiculously in love with these pants I think I might live in them if this weather keeps up.