How have I not made this pattern before?!! The Emerson Crop Pants by True Bias are the perfect everyday pants. And made in this beautiful Robert Kaufman Brussels Linen, these linen pants are what summer dreams are made of.
What can I possibly say about this pattern that hasn’t already been said before?! If you’re looking for bottoms that are not jeans/trousers, and comfort is high on your priority list, then this pattern is definitely for you. The Emerson pants are pull on pants or shorts with an elasticized back and a flat front waist band. The front pleats and slant pockets add a touch of elegance to these comfy looking pants.
Sometimes, a pattern, the way it fits and all it’s unique details is what makes one fall in love with that garment, and sometimes, it’s the fabric, how it drapes, how it feels or even it’s color makes it special. In the case of my purple Emerson pants, I can’t tell which one is dictating my love for these pants. Both the pattern and the fabric are equally spectacular and in my opinion faultless.
The purple linen is a Robert Kaufman Brussels washer linen from Confident stitch. I don’t have a whole lot of experience sewing with linen but from what little I have sewn and worn of different kinds of linen, this particular linen-rayon blend is easily my favorite. It has both weight and drape to it and a certain softened-with-multiple-washes feel to it.
Both the pattern and the fabric were a joy to sew with. I didn’t make a muslin, I sewed everything from start to finish in a couple hours and put the pants on for the first time to check for elastic length and it was love!!!
From my measurements (26.5″ waist and 36″ hips) and the size chart, I should have blended from a size 2 waist to size 4. But, I chose to make a straight size 2 based on the finished measurements which seemed to have enough ease. The only alteration I made was to shorten the length by 3″. I am really really happy with the fit, though I could probably fiddle with deepening the crotch curve a tiny bit for next time.
These pants, now a few weeks old pair so well with several other handmade tops in my closet. One of my absolute favorite outfits is this one with my chambray Hey June Willamette.
And that’s it for my linen Emerson pants affair! I hope to make at least one more pair before summer ends, this time maybe in some striped linen. I am happy I tried this pattern and I know both the pattern and these pants are going to be in constant rotation for a while :).
The pattern was provided to me by Indiesew but all opinions are as always my own.
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