Summer Sasha Trousers : : Jeanne T-shirt : : #2018 MakeNine

Sasha Trousers, Jeanne-Ready-To-Sew, A Colourful Canvas, Vancouver Sewing Blogger

Hallo. Hallo.

Popping in quickly…erm, we’ll see how wordy I end up being today; I may have to edit that statement…with another #2018MakeNine.

Okay…for me summer is all about the dress. Breezy caftans, crisp shirt dresses, easy cotton t-shirt dresses. I love them all. That being said, there will always be a place in my summer wardrobe for pants.

Does anybody else wear pants/trousers/capris in hot weather? I don’t wear them often…but I do like having the option of a summery pair of capris or cropped trousers. If I anticipate a super mobile day…maybe heavy on walking and stairs etc. Or my favourite, but not…a day taking public transit. I know. For a fact. My knee length dresses creep up the back of my thighs when I sit. When I see people wearing super short dresses and skirts…well…just eeuuuw. Wearing trousers also guarantees protection from those annoying grid-like patterns that many outdoor dining chairs imprint on bare legs.

So. Yes. These summery Sasha Trousers were an intentional summer make. Yay me.

Sasha Trousers, Jeanne-Ready-To-Sew, A Colourful Canvas, Vancouver Sewing Blogger

I’ve made this pattern before, here and also here. It’s a great basic pattern for me and I didn’t make many changes except to size down one size. For whatever reason, on this pair the fly opens in the opposite direction to my previous pairs. Girls are so cool though. We can wear pants with the fly opening to the right or to the left.

Fabric is a stretch cotton sateen from Blackbird Fabrics that I bought. Last. Year. Sewing my stash.

My back welt pockets gape just a little…adding the buttonhole and button would prevent that but…meh. It bothers me not.

Sasha Trousers, Jeanne-Ready-To-Sew, A Colourful Canvas, Vancouver Sewing Blogger

It’s funny. Every time I review photos of myself wearing wedge heels…the shoes end up in the goodwill pile.  I thought wedge heals would be da bomb…but they feel/look too clunky. On me. I mean…I buy the darn things because I think they look awesome…on other people’s feet. I wore the t-shirt untucked…it’s only tucked in so I can show the top of the trousers for the blog photos. And…yes of course you can tell me which way you prefer it styled. 

Sasha Trousers, Jeanne-Ready-To-Sew, A Colourful Canvas, Vancouver Sewing Blogger

All righty…onwards and upwards. My top is the Jeanne T-shirt by Ready To SewI really, really, like this tee. It’s everything to do with the slightly boxy, boyfriend fit.  And I love the sleeve length…and….the sleeve cuff. The only change I made to the pattern was a FBA. I maybe, coulda, shoulda done a slightly bigger FBA? Not sure. I’ve sewn a second Jeanne out of plain, slightly heavier cotton and after I review it under the magnifying glass that is my blog…I’ll decide for future makes.

This is my first make with Ready To Sew. I’m very happy with the quality of the PDF, the instructions, and the finished garment.

The fabric, from La Mercerie, is a luscious modal/tencel. Sad to say, but the blue and white stripe is long gone. The red and white colourway is available as of this writing and you can find it here.

La Mercerie is a Washington State {USA} based online shop. Not just fabric…Jess also sells some yummy yarns.
Sasha Trousers, Jeanne-Ready-To-Sew, A Colourful Canvas, Vancouver Sewing Blogger

I’ve been sewing up a summer storm. With writing shorter blog posts, I’m hopeful that I can keep up. And. Keep on sharing my makes…while they’re still in season.

Aaaaand, with that…we’re done!


Sasha Trousers : : Closet Case Patterns

Jeanne T-shirt  : :  Ready To Sew



  • Reply No Fear of Fashion July 27, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I would vote for the untucked version with you. Nice and slouchy. I can just about handle stripes with flowers, but the shoes make it too much for me. The shoes as such though are great. Not chunky on your feet at all, but I would like to see them with a cream and blue or cream and black outfit. Not with a floral pattern. Too many focus points for me. I am sure Melanie and Suzanne are going to totally disagree with me.
    I think the back pocket isn’t opening at all.

    • Reply Sue August 2, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      I think we think a lot alike. I feel the shoes are not right, but maybe they are just not right with this outfit. I’ll hang on to them and try them with something else…something simpler.

      Yep..she did. She disagreed.

  • Reply Sherry - Petite Over 40 July 27, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Summer pants! Lightweight, fresh-looking pants that don’t generate their own heat when walking about and taking transit–these are the holy grail of summer pants! And they look great on you. No buttons at the pockets needed. As for the tuck or no tuck, what about a half-tuck/french tuck? Whatever you decide, this outfit rocks as a perfect summer look.

    We may be looking at two different photos when it comes to your shoes because I see those wedges on your feet and I WANT THEM. And I want them because your little feet look great in them.

    Finally, thank you for the mention of La Mercerie! You know I’m big on supporting local and that goes double for fabric shops. I’ve bookmarked the site so I can visit it when I’m ready to dive into a new project.

    Air Conditioned Hugs Coming Your Way,

    • Reply Sue August 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Hmmmm….you want them. I may have to demand that you make room in your suitcase the next time you visit. 🙂 You are the same size, remember.

      You’ve got some lovely retailers in your area. I actually think Jess (La Mercerie) is in Seattle area too. And Drygoods Design. You know them?

  • Reply The Sewing CPA July 27, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    What a fantastic pair of pants! I love the print – it’s perfect for summer. I love them with the t-shirt untucked, although both ways look great.

    • Reply Sue August 2, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Yep…definitely untucked. I think I’d only wear this combo tucked in if I had a jacket on over top. Maybe.

  • Reply Sue July 27, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Love those Sashas! I have the pattern and every time I see someone wearing them I wonder why I haven’t. I think the wedges look good on you. Give them a chance before donating them!

    • Reply Sue August 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks Sue! Funny, I thought you had made Sasha’s already. Clearly I’m thinking of another pattern.

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo July 28, 2018 at 7:19 am

    I do disagree with Greetje! Ha ha!

    I love the shoes.

    I do prefer it untucked. I feel like you need a belt when it is tucked.

    The fabric you chose for these is perfect. I love florals and stripes together.


    • Reply Sue August 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Yes. Of course you love the shoes!

      And those shoes…still sitting on the kitchen floor a week after I last wore them…sigh.

  • Reply AnneW August 1, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I love this outfit, and that is a great tee! I think the shoes look cute, but totally understand if you don’t like how they look on your feet, I have shoes like that too… I need to look at bothe these patterns again.

    • Reply Sue August 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Anne! I really enjoyed your posts on tees. I ended up choosing this one…I’ve had my eye on it for awhile…but your posts really helped me to determine what I was looking for in my next t-shirt make!

  • Reply Karen August 3, 2018 at 7:33 am

    I think the shoes are super-cute! You could try cuffing the pants so they hit a few inches higher – I’ve found with strappy shoes that I like a bit of space between the top of the shoes and the bottom of my skirt or pants, although I can’t pinpoint exactly why…

    • Reply Sue August 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      Oooh…thanks very much for the styling suggestion! I will try that out!

  • Reply Shelley@ForestCityFashionista August 5, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    My preference is for the untucked version as well. I really like the t-shirt shape – makes me think I could perhaps handle making something like that. The stripes look nice with the flowered pants. I wear pants in the summer, but only loose, wide-leg ones in linen or light cotton.

    • Reply Sue August 7, 2018 at 9:32 am

      A t-shirt silhouette is definitely not a seen one, seen them all thing for me. Fitted, straight, slouchy, round neck, V neck…well you get it. I like this one. A LOT. Too.

      As far as skill level goes, I sewed woven fabrics when I was starting out. Maybe that was because knits weren’t as readily available in retail stores in the sixties and seventies? I don’t know. But nowadays, there are a lot of knits available and a lot of instruction also at the ready. I will say, my machine is particular about sewing knits, but it’s an older machine. I’ve found some techniques that make the process easier and I stick to them.

      I think you might like some patterns by Tessutti in Australia. And I think some of them would be fairly straight forward to sew. Also you might like some Marcy Tilton Vogue patterns…but some of those can be a bit tricky. See…a million questions, a million answers.

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