So, the November Challenge for The Monthly Stitch was “from a sewing book”. I have loved the presentation of most of the Japanese pattern books I have seen, so I thought I would give one a go.
I had not factored-in, the long-waisted Asian torso, I am short-waisted and Germanic in my build, the pants are elasticated at the waist, but sit on my hips. However, after I had ironed them and put on my op-shop bargain Gordon Smith linen shirt ($15, brand-new $90!), I was pleased with the overall look and know I will wear them a lot this summer 🙂
I especially like the chambray-coloured linen (from Potters in North Perth) and the detailing at the hems; the sewn tucks look a bit different and lift these pants above the ordinary. So, although they didn’t look as I anticipated, I am a happy girlie with this lot!