Saturday, August 24, 2019

Red Pants!

How many pairs of red pants do you have?

Yes, I know. I too had zero red pants once upon a time. But then I asked Linda Lee if she thought red pants would be a good idea for someone with hips like me.  She said Yes! I have no idea why I thought I needed permission but sometimes you just need a little shove to take a little leap.

Now for some folks, the wearing of red pants does not constitute much of a leap, but for me it is so bold and brave, really. I feel like singing Let It Go when I wear them.

So this is not my first pair of red pants and it won't be my last. My mother used to say that red was her favorite neutral and now it is mine.

And these are not my first Pencil Pants from the Sewing Workshop. These are currently my favorite pull-on knit pants ever. I made them with a light weight ponte that I can even wear during hot weather if I stand in the shade. They may even be year-round pants, though the slightly cropped length will be less appealing during the cold months.

I like the shape. And I like the waistband finish that is smoothed with darts before the elastic is inserted.

The only down side is that it is a PDF download only. I've become quite used to that though and it doesn't slow me down. In fact, it is a kind of instant gratification. And the second pair goes together super fast.

So do you need red pants? I think you know the answer.


  1. The red pants look great on you, but then you look great in everything you model. I admire your sewing skills.

  2. Your red pants give the impression that you are ready for adventure.

  3. Yes, every wardrobe needs red trousers. They are such fun and brighten the day. Your red trousers look wonderful. Colour really suits you and you incorporate it into your wardrobe so well.

  4. 100% in agreement that red pants are a wardrobe MUST! :)

    These look fantastic and I love the tops you've paired them with!

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