Parsley Pants Take 2: The Summer Church Pant

Back again today to share with you my second version of the parsley pants (UPDATE: Pattern is now available here). For this version, I used some linen pinstripe fabric that I bought quite a while back and have been saving for the perfect pants for Oliver. So glad to finally put it to good use!

Linen Parsely Pants

I promise the piping is the same length on both pockets. For some reason, they look lopsided in the picture, but I double checked them after taking this picture and they are even!

I wanted to try out the pintucks and pouch pocket variation of the pants this time. BUT I also thought it might be fun to add a little something extra this time around. During Celebrate the Boy, Rae showcased a lot of clothing with piping and I fell in love with that look. I have never made piping for clothing before, but thankfully she has an easy tutorial. I am pretty sure that the piping cord I used is a little thick for clothing, but it’s what I had on hand and I didn’t want to have to run to the store so I made it work (ala Tim Gunn πŸ™‚ ).

Linen Parsely Pants

The pintucks ended up being super subtle on the pinstriped fabric but I still love them! I also madeΒ  this version flat front to dress it up a bit. The pouch pockets took me quite a while to construct because I had to make the piping, baste it to the outer pocket fabric, sew the outer fabric to the lining, and then sew the completed pockets to the pants. Whew! It was worth it though because, in my opinion, the little details are what make these pants stand out. I used a Lotta Jansdotter print for the pocket lining and while you only see a peek of it around the pockets, it makes me happy that it’s there. πŸ™‚

Linen Parsely Pants

I think these make the perfect summer church pants because they are super lightweight yet dressy. In fact he wore them this past Sunday and got quite a few compliments on them. πŸ™‚ Linen Parsley Pants


Parsley Pants Sneak Peek

Linen Parsely Pants

I am in the process of pattern testing an amazing pants pattern for Rae. I don’t want to share too much of this pattern yet before I’m done tweaking various things, but I wanted to enter this pair into this week’s Project Run and Play: It’s all in the details theme. I just think that these pants perfectly fit into that theme since they are full of fun, little details. Pants are made from a black pinstripe linen fabric that I have been saving for the perfect pants project.

Linen Parsely Pants

Special pant details:

  • Piping added to pouch pockets- made from Aqua Kona cotton fabric
  • Pouch pockets have some special Lotta Jansdotter fabric (Bella line) as the lining
  • Pintucks down the front and back legs
  • Linen Parsely Pants

I’ll be back early next week to show off more pictures and details of these pants as well as the other pairs I have made. (Two so far with another already in the works)