I'm not sure why I haven't yet written about these pants I made for Rebecca for this trip, as they're one of my favorite sewing projects ever (I realize I'm always saying this, probably as a result of sewing: there's nothing more satisfying than choosing fabric, cutting it, stitching it together . . . ummm . . . unstitching it occasionally ... yes, mistakes do happen, but they're all forgiven and forgotten when you turn the finished project the right side out and - voilà, there's the pretty something you've just made!).
They're Oliver + S After school pants, a pattern I found a little intimidating at first as it's made of many pieces that take far longer to trace and cut than the actual sewing does. But the beauty of this pattern is precisely in its many pieces, which allow you to use contrasting fabrics to create endless varying looks and styles.
So I intend to make more of these in the future: now that Rebecca has successfully tested them and seen how comfortable they are on intercontinental flights, at the cabin in Idaho, on our long road trip to California, I'll make a few more pairs for the winter, mixing and matching fabrics in different prints and textures. Can't wait to start sewing!
Fabric Notes: Kumari Garden blue print by Dena Designs, and scraps of Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party leftover from this blouse I made years ago (sadly, it looks like as both prints may now be unavailable).