The only alteration to this version was to lower the back crotch and extend it out by 5/8ths inch. I took the slash and spread extension down to the first notch on the back inner leg I think. I think the fit is improved in the back?
Let’s compare to the last version:
The fabric for these trousers is a linen that I had in my stash for a few years. I always had a dress in mind for this fabric, but it’s funny how tastes/ style/ circumstances change. I have no regrets about making these happy pants 🙂
I admit that so far these trousers have only been worn for a half day or so, but they don’t seem to have grown, stretched or bagged out, which is always a concern with linen trousers. I think the key is to go for not too fitted a style. Love the shape of these trousers and the fit gets better with each version. So easy to wear with the elasticated back too.
Finally, I just wanted to make mention of the Black Lives Matter movement which is still very much at the forefront of my Instagram feed at the moment. I just wanted to acknowledge that I am very much in support of this cause and what it stands for. As a Person of Colour I have encountered racism at many points of my life, but I also know that I am coming from a place of privilege which some Black people have been denied simply because of the colour of their skin. I may not be as vociferous as some of my fellow bloggers, but as a blogger with a substantial out reach I wanted to share that with you. If you want to read pieces by Black sewing bloggers on this matter I direct you to Renee’s post here, Carolyn’s post here and Marica’s post here.
Until soon. Stay safe.