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Pant draft progress

I’ve nearly finished my pants draft. It doesn’t look like much now, but it will soon.

Summer linen pants draft in Garment Designer
Summer linen pants draft in Garment Designer

I’ve lowered the waistline 1″ though probably will not keep this at the CB, but bring that one up to the natural waist just to ensure good rear coverage. We’ll see.

I am always trying to find or create the perfect summer wide leg pant – you know the sort of pant you put on with a striped bateau neck top (have) and a pair of metallic flip flops (have) and toss a big bag over your shoulder (one of my new ones from my formal gown handbag line) and go. The sort of pants a mama-on-the-go with a new baby can get away with looking reasonably stylish and yet, not too ‘done’ up. They’re straight legs, wide and I will wash that linen at least three times (and dry it too!) to ensure shrinkage is out  – not to mention at least a 4″ hem, as I’ve had other linen summer pants get relegated to cropped status after a few years.

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I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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