I’ve been participating in the Summer of Basics sewalong I mentioned yesterday–it’s what got me to attempt pants in the first place (well, that and a desperate need for shorts that were neither too short nor $80).

I made the Emerson pants pattern exclusively, because it fit and because that silhouette looks very, very similar to very, very expensive, made-in-the-USA, boutique arty pants from Jesse Kamm (and Ilana Kohn for that matter)


Kamm pants from Mille

Kamm pants from General Store
Not-Kamm pants from MY SEWING MACHINE (slightly wrinkled from working in before I could get my buddy to take my picture) 

I didn’t do anything differently from the last time I made these, when I finally figured out the fit. The fabric here is a Kaufman “fineline twill” which is a nice light weight but definitely less drapey than the ikat.

So there it is–I made basics! That are PANTS! That work with a rough color scheme I identified while thinking thoughtfully about what I wanted to add to my closet! I call that a good summer project.