In preparation, I've been sewing up a thing or two to keep me cool and comfortable on the journey.
Not a lot of shaping going on, but since my waist and hips are pretty close to the same size, shaping is optional for me.
|Front View showing elastic waist|
Here's a shot with my top hiked up so you an see how the waist sits. It comes out just about belly-button height on me.
You'll notice the lack of a drawstring. I made these pants a couple of years ago out of a brightly printed rayon and I went with the drawstring on that pair. I ended up taking it out and subbing in some elastic. I like the idea of drawstring pants but I always have trouble arranging that darn bow so that I don't end up with a lump in the front of my top.
The fabric is probably too delicate to make long lasting pants, but I think this pair should see me through vacation. Picture me sitting on the veranda at the Sun Valley Lodge, sipping a chilled, dry vin gris while watching the ice skaters twirl around in the summer sun.
My pattern review is on PatternReview.com here.