Sunday, July 10, 2016
This is my kind of maxi...
My maxi is pants.
That was probably meant for a shirt.
I cut these sideways on my cross-grain striped fabric. Who needs horizontally striped pants?
Because the fabric is pretty light weight, I underlined the top part. I did this before with some white linen pants to prevent show-through.
I used some even more flimsy linen from stash to do the underlining. Then I used it to interface the waistband too.
As you can also see from this inside shot, I made a very deep hem. The pattern is super long because the pants have a cuff, but I decided to have a regular hem. Because the fabric is very light weight, I thought it would be good to have more of a hem, to add heft and up the swish factor.
I found some square vintage buttons for the waistband.
Style 1568. It's an oldie but a goodie, in my books.
I have enough to make a matching shirt, but it would look like a strange uniform.