The Best of Coffee and Wine Combined
O.K. The truth is I don’t drink coffee and rarely wine, so what do I know, but I couldn’t resist such a teaser for my latest Fabric Guys project. Anyway, what I am talking about is the Coffee House pant pattern made using the Wine panama woven from the shop. They make a great combination of pattern and fabric.
I’ve made the Coffee House Pant from Blue Dot Patterns before and knew they would be a sure thing to use with the Panama woven for a new pair of pants for spring. The simple lines and cropped leg of the Coffee House are perfect for an easy wearing casual spring (or fall) look. The Panama has a nice drape and doesn’t wrinkle easily either.
The Coffee House is a beginner friendly pattern, so there’s not a lot to say on the construction. Can you sew straight lines? Can you insert elastic into a waistband? Then you can make these pants.
I would like to share my easy tip on getting accurate seam allowances around an angled corner like the Coffee Houses’ pocket. Instead of relying only on the markings on my machine, which disappear under the fabric at a corner, I like to use my chalk wheel to mark the intersection of the seam allowances. I can just follow the line, sink my needle in the intersection, turn, and sew on knowing I won’t have any wonky corners. This works great for top stitching too.
We had a one day preview of spring this week. It was nice enough to pair my new pants with a tee and sandals before snow and cold rolled in again. Don’t I look ready for spring?
Thanks for reading today.