My biggest wardrobe deficit by far is solid or almost solid basics. Clearly, with all the prints I use I'm miserable at closing this gap but the other pieces I'm missing are everyday comfortable pants to wear when I'm running around. Sweatpants really, but something light and pretty for those days when temperatures hit the 90's.
These rayon batiks were just delivered to Fabricland and I couldn't pass this one up. It's perfect for pants because it's light, washable and comfortable to wear. I always prewash my fabrics and for this fabric I washed it in warm water and dried it on a medium heat to take out any shrinkage.
Word of warning here, these pants are high waisted...I mean really high waisted...like they could easily be granny pants. I shortened the crotch depth 2" and they still landed near my waist. I'll shorten them even more next time and bring the side seam in to give them a slimmer leg.
My favorite part of the these pants are the pockets. I attached them using a decorative stitch in contrasting thread. Rayon can get a little "squidgy" so to keep everything even and in place I used spray starch when I placed and pinned my pocket before sewing. It worked great!
I had a ladybug land on my arm. Lucky day!
What are you sewing?