I say last summer, but actually these pants were THE pants maybe two years ago… or was it three? I’m talking of course about the Persephone pants by Anna Allen. Personally, I bought into the trend a bit late, in March of last year. I had completely fallen for the style and originality of the model, but the prospect of having to make adjustments on a pants pattern with no side seams really made me drag my feet. That was the big question: without side seams, how do you go about grading between sizes when you have a large hip/waist…
It’s been a while since I posted here, for lack of time but especially motivation. However, I have sewn a lot since last November, and I’m a little disappointed not to have this archive of my projects. So I’m taking advantage of the release of the Dressed e-book (which took us so much energy – I’m can’t even tell you how relieved I am that it is finally out!) to do a recap of the projects of this book that I sewn for myself. Be warned, it will be a long read!
Today’s project is not a fail in itself: a top-notch pattern (if I say so myself), a fabric with great drape, a print I love, and a pretty good result altogether. But getting a garment right on paper doesn’t always mean you’ll actually wear it!
If I had to choose only one pattern to sew and wear during the summer, it would definitely be the Goji shorts! Their short length and wide legs are perfect for dealing with the hot and humid summers in North Carolina, and I find them more flattering than classic shorts on pear silhouettes like mine.