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Made by a Fabricista: Lounging in Linen this Summer

Now that we are officially in summer it is time to play with a lovely breathable natural fabric, Linen.  When I think of linen I think of heat, summer, and comfort in those humid days.  Looking on the website I saw two fabrics I just had to make some nice pieces to add to my wardrobe. 

Knowing I wanted something comfortable and different I chose a black linen that would be great for a pair of pants of some sort. (If this color is currently out of stock, check back soon!)  I was truly at a loss for what type of pants I wanted to choose until I remembered seeing a pattern while scrolling many moons ago.  For my bottoms I chose the Waralee Wrap trousers from Freesewing.org.  Modeled off Traditional Thai Fisherman Trousers these pants are secured by ties holding the front and back up and are easily adjustable for different body types. 

The pattern gives you the option to just have a pattern piece to cut out the crotch area and then use measurements only to finish up the rest of the piece or you can piece together the large square pattern piece and use that to guide your fabric cutting.  I also decided to include both front and back pocket so that I have a place for my phone (and snacks ).  Once the pockets where in all that was required was the sew up crotch seam, attach the ties and hem all the edges.  This was the fasted pair of paints I have ever made!


For the shirt I went for a new pattern in a style I like.  Right now, nothing beats a pullover shirt with a placket like seen in many knit polo styles.  This time I used the printed linen to add a pop of pattern to my summer wardrobe.  Veering from the pattern I decided to use collar stand but not the collar itself for a more relaxed style.  I thought about leaving the placket open but wanted to have the versatility of closing it for taking professional meetings, so I added pearl snaps that brought out the cream tones in the print. 

Though these pieces could be worn together (maybe) I prefer them separately.  I paired the pants with a basic t-shirt as the perfect summer loungewear outfit.  I can see this both being work in the house or on the porch to enjoy coffee in the morning as well as near a body of water somewhere in the world.  The shirt I paired with some shorts ready to dine a wonderful outdoor café in my city.  These linen pieces will be staples in my wardrobe this summer season. 


JULIAN  @juliancreates


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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category LINEN.

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Comments

  1. Both of your makes are striking. The shirt is YOU! And the trousers look so comfy...definitely a casual summer look. And linen...ahhh. Enjoy!

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  2. Both of your makes are striking. The shirt is YOU! And the trousers look so comfy...definitely a casual summer look. And linen...ahhh. Enjoy!

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  3. Those pants look like a trip to the pool or beach to me. Hope you enjoy your summer.

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  4. Rally love your pants and the shirt looks great on you.

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  5. I love Hawaiian Classics patterns. Makes me feel I am back there…And your pants and shirt look so perfect for the islands too! Great fabric selections.

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