Speaking of sharing, I do have a new ensemble to share! I made New Look 6005, view B with the ankle tabs shown on view A. I also made another Butterick 3028, because I just had to have one in white. The pants are made out of a lightweight evergreen denim found locally ($6.99/yd and I used 2 1/4 yds.), and the top is made out of an exquisite, pima, cotton, interlock that I picked up at Fabric Depot during my visit to Portland last August (I can't remember the cost). It is heavenly soft! I'm bummed out the front view picture is fuzzy. Sorry about that. I'll try to update it tomorrow.
I cut a size 10 since the finished hip size was 39.5" and that gave me 3" of wiggle room. For fitted pants I normally like 2" of ease, but in this case, with the drawstring, I wanted them to be a bit roomier. I have actually made this pattern once before during Ann's Thanksgiving PJ Sewalong. Those pj's fit me really well, but I did want to add about .5" to the width of the waistband so that the drawstring sat just a bit higher on my hips. Since the waistband is turned down on itself, I added 1" to the width of the tissue, resulting in a .5" rise on the waist. That is the only alteration I made to this pattern. I decided to topstitch in white. Here are some close-ups of the details.
|One Cargo Pocket on right leg of pants.|
|Drawstring Waist with Front Pockets|
I've already linked to my original post for Butterick 3028 up above, but I wanted to show you a picture of how I pinned the back open and clipped the tight areas before I did my topstitching on the circle in case someone might be interested.