I live in a major regional, post industrial centre on coastal N.S.W., and the de rigeur mode of dress here is very casual verging on sloppy. I found this hard to come to terms with when I first arrived post marriage, because I don't really go for the laid back, casual, rough and ready, basic life.
So over the years, I have needed to fill up my wardrobe with clothes that suit the environment (while ignoring it as best I can) and that I will actually wear. And that suit my age and personal lifestyle now.
And these white pants fit the bill. The pattern used was McCall's 6568:
I didn't bother with fitting these, as these are loose, casual pants that are going to look a bit scrunched up in any case. I cut XS legs and hips and made the waist/tummy area a little larger, S. I cut the crotch as a size S, and I added 6/8 inch to the front rise and 1 3/8 to the back rise to make the pants waist level instead of below the waist. And then made them up as per pattern, omitting the drawstring as I don't use them, and it just adds bulk to the tummy region.
I used the variation that added pockets to the front and back, but omitted the buttons and buttonholes.
I flat felled the side seams and did a false flat fell seam for the crotch seam.
Fabric used was a white calico, my standby for casual, rough and ready, wear around the house (but okay for out as well) pants. And for testing a pattern, it's cheap and readily available. And it's cotton, which is nice and cool.
|Front pockets - larger than back pockets...|
|Back pockets - slightly smaller than front...|
|Waistband casing - I like to turn edges under as it is neater.|
|Hem - turned under. And flat fell seam outer leg.|
The top I am wearing is a favourite pattern than works for me. It is based on Burda 7079. Posts on this top can be found here.
That's it for this week, wishing you well wherever you are,