IMG_8256I made these pants last summer, using the Purl Soho City Gym Shorts pattern as a guide and improvising the pants legs and ankle drawstrings based on a lovely pair of purple elephant-print lounge pants I found at an import shop last time we visited Oregon.

The fabric I used (of which I still have plenty- perhaps it needs to be another Patsy?) came from a Hancock Fabric closeout sale, and it’s a bit on the casual side for work. I think I could get away with this style of pants for work if I wear them with a tailored shirt and heels, at least on Fridays, but none of the fabric in my stash really works for another flowy pair of pants like these. While the ship has completely sailed for participating in the Summer of Basics challenge, I think focusing on my own basics when I actually need them is a good plan.


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