I am not entirely sure of all the factors that inspired me to make cream linen trousers, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it was a terrible case of itchy bites after an evening social occasion. This time of year abounds with out-door barbeques, and I am always the first person to notice that the mosquitoes have arrived at the event. I am not sure if this is due to my overwhelming attractiveness to biting insects, or because I am usually wearing a dress.
Next barbeque, I will wear trousers, even though a dress would look better.
These trousers are from my old faithful pattern 4-2009-118, although I am calling them 119 because I have left off the pockets, and lined them with cotton batiste. This is the difference between the two patterns.
I have also moved the zip to the side. I am not very good at side zips on trousers, if they are my trousers, due to a certain curviness in this region. I think the side zip does make the trousers look more feminine.
I also tried making loops for the buttons. This would have worked really well, had I measured the loops a little more accurately against the buttons. I had to put bigger buttons on than I originally planned, and you can see here that they are almost too big to fit on the waistband.
Disclaimer: The trousers do fasten at the waist, I undid the buttons for the photo so as to display the loops and the unfortunate zip
Fortunately, these little home ecky regions will be disguised by a nice long blouse or t shirt. Maybe I will wear my knee length transparent tunic and really annoy the mozzies.