Yup. I’m just a woman IN GOLDENROD EMERSON PANTS at the beach!
Ok, full confession time. I completely made these pants way ahead of time so that I could wear them on our Spring Break trip to Tulum, Mexico. I don’t regret it for a second. They oozed comfort and beach-vibe levels of easy-but-cute and I wore them tons.
I received both the pattern and the fabric from IndieSew as a part of the IndieSew blogger team. The pattern is, of course, the Emerson Crop Pants from True Bias. I had these on my ‘big list’ of things I want to sew this year because I’ve realized how essential pants are to a handmade wardrobe with true versatility.
The fabric is just fabulous. It looks like it is currently not in stock but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it come and go before so maybe Allie will get it in stock again soon. It’s got a lovely stripe and a fabulous goldenrod color. It’s interesting but sophisticated and still playful. I’m not entirely sure it’s fabric content, I think it’s probably a rayon blend of some kind. Once washed, the fabric crinkles up pretty significantly and I decided to iron it flat before sewing. So, I will need to do the same after every wash. It might not have been the best choice since ironing is pretty high maintenance for easy beach pants. If I were to do it again, I would probably sew with the fabric crinkled up. Other than that, I have no regrets.
The pattern is really straightforward and as happens with True Bias patterns, it is easy to follow. I graded from an 8 at the waist to a 10 at the hips and didn’t make any other adjustments. The pants fit well over my hips. If I make a second pair, I will make them a true size 10, however, as it’s a little tight getting them off. There isn’t much stretch in the waist and these are all about comfort so why not make them as comfortable as possible!
I really like that the pants have pockets! I also love the cropped length. It was especially handy for those vacation days that transitioned from being at the beach to being in town for dinner. Emerson Pants also go well with margaritas and tacos. HA! Kidding not kidding.
Here is a shot without the wind. It shows off the shape a bit better. It also shows off my very-unwashed and wind swept hair. Forgive me. It was vacation after all.
What is interesting about this pair of Emerson Pants is that they are looser and have so much more drape and swing than if I had made them in a more structured fabric. I’m kind of tempted to try out a second pair in a tencel twill for a less-casual look. In the meantime, I will be enjoying these all summer long!
Note: The above project was made in collaboration with IndieSew. Both the fabric and the pattern were provided by IndieSew but this post reflects, as always, my honest and true opnion.