Whenever we take a trip, I almost always sew something new. Travel typically means a different climate and always means non-work wear clothes. So, I consistently seem to need something to fill a gap in my existing wardrobe. That said, and as much as I have a closet full of clothes- I am truly a light packer. For trips that last 5 days or less, I often just take a regular backpack. For trips up to 10 days, I use my larger 55 liter backpack. When we return home from an overseas trip- customs agents almost always ask me where my luggage is. Ha!
We recently had a very spontaneous opportunity to take a quick warm weather break. I wanted/needed some light linen pants that would do double or even triple duty and be great for the beach and for sight-seeing and would provide winter white leg coverage and sun protection. Important!
I had two days to get this done, I used the Style Arc Tully pattern that I owned – having made these up previously for my daughter. I wanted simple elastic pants, and I appreciate the flat front and paper-bag waist features of the Tully.
I found the perfect blue linen fabric from my local and fabulous fabric store: Treadle Yard Goods.
Nicely pressed pants pictured above in my dining room and below while on delightfully warm holiday, all rumpled and beach ready.
And yet another shot back home on the porch. Note, I modified the Tully because I wanted a loose wide leg. This was simple to draft from the Tully. I simply drew a wider leg- following the grain line marking on the pattern- see second shot below.
And, in conclusion, a short story about the face hiding handmade hat. This hat is self-drafted- I copied an REI brand hat that I have had forever with a perfect not too big, not too small, just right brim. I used buckram inside the brim – but next time, I will use another layer -or find something even sturdier- for more stiffness. All the better to see!