I’m not dead! Sewing’s been slow, though, thanks to dentistry – I’ve had three wisdom teeth out in the last month and do not quite trust myself to operate the go-fast-and-stab-things machine when dealing with dental pain and/or dental painkillers. I finished these … a while ago … and never got to blogging them.

I don’t do skirts other than in costume. I’m also woefully short of lightweight trousers. This means that every summer when the sun finally comes out I run up against a trousering dilemma: wear shorts and burn, or wear jeans and boil? Some middle ground is called for.


These are a lovely lightweight cotton from Minerva. It’s advertised as linen-look, and it does a fine linen impersonation, right down to the fact that it won’t stay pressed for more than four seconds and wrinkles if you look at it funny.


The pocket bags and inner waistband are leftovers from the Least Tasteful Item because how could I not. For once I didn’t want to leave my seams raw – or even zigzagged – because this fabric frays like anything, so I finished every reachable seam with bias binding. The only one I left as-is was the crotch seam, as binding would have been too bulky. Here’s hoping it holds up …


I put patch pockets on. One of them has a butterfly.


Another pair of Sewaholic Thurlows with all the tweaks they’ve accrued. I think I hemmed them a bit too high. So far am not quite bothered enough to unpick and re-do.

I am acutely aware of the flaws in these, but have been wearing them a ton as they’re comfy and, yes, light. Now, of course, it’s cold again …


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One Response to Pink!

  1. Carolyn says:

    Bright pink pants!! Love these! I’m sure you’ll get a ton of compliments on such a fun garment, and I love the details you added. You’ll have to flash your pocket lining to people when they compliment your pants. 🙂

    Hope you’ve been feeling better. I had my wisdom teeth out many years ago and still remember very vividly how painful and uncomfortable it was. Hang in there.

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