These new Seaforth Pants by Hey June are going to be such a big part of my summer wardrobe this year. They are comfortable, the right amount of fitted, and do not look like pajamas as elasticized pants sometimes tend to be. The zippered welt pockets, the slight shaping of the legs, the wide waistband, the back darts all these details really elevate the overall look of these pants. View A pants are full length, wide legged pants that give off a stylish beach vibe and view B pants are slightly narrow, ankle length pants with an elastic hem: perfect lounge style joggers!
Honestly, I didn’t know I needed these pants in my life. I wasn’t even looking for a new pattern, seeing as I haven’t even sewn the pants patterns from last year. But, I am so glad I signed up to test these pants. I love everything about these pants, they’re just the perfect pair of summer pants.
Based on my hip size (36″) I chose size 2 and based on the inseam measurement, I took out 3″ from the pants length at the lengthen/shorten (for reference, I am 5′ tall). After I made a muslin, I removed another 1/2″ form the front rise and 1/2″ from the back rise.
The fabric is used is a double gauze from Mood fabrics so easy to sew with and they feel amazing; cool, light and airy. I can’t speak about all the colors in double gauze but these are definitely not see-through. The zippers are from wawak and I love how well they match the pants considering I didn’t buy them with this fabric in mind 🙂
I am also wearing a Union St. tee with a neck flounce (tutorial here) made in baby french terry.
For view B, I used a rayon linen blend from Jo Ann fabrics. I made the same fit adjustments as view A but took out an additional 1/2″ from the length so they’d be ankle length rather than floor length.
I am wearing one of my favorite cotton tops here. It’s a Chirripo Top made in a lovely cotton eyelet fabric from India, washed and worn to death, rarely ironed and so loved. I blogged about it on the itch to stitch blog here.
The rayon linen is sturdier than double gauze, so the zippers were easier to install on this one but otherwise, these pants come together fast. I timed myself just for fun and this teal pair took me about 2 hours from start to finish. I can’t decide on a favorite but I might be slightly biased towards View A. Check out all the gorgeous tester versions on the Hey June blog here for more inspiration.