Having unearthed this tan linen (and an even bigger piece of blue linen) the other day, I thought I’d find a use for it. Thinking back to where this linen came from was rather difficult. I believe that I purchased it in NYC in the mid ’90s when I lived there. So after aging for 20+ years the least I could do was use it up.
Linen warm weather type trousers was the idea I came up with. Essentially these are linen sweats. I’ve even modeled them here with a wife beater to class the joint up. Now honestly, I don’t think these will get much wear outside the house. I see these as “all my sweat pants are in the hamper and I don’t want anything tight on my body” wear. Paired with a tee of course.
The pattern is from Burda World of Style (which is now called Burdastyle) from February 2003. The pattern is old, but still a decade younger than the fabric. As to why there are beach trousers in the February issue of a pattern magazine I can’t think. Maybe it’s to give the Germans hope for summer in the heart of winter. What evs.
What you see here are wide legged trousers with a drawstring waist worn slightly below the waist and hemmed to work with flip flops. The pattern is Burda WOF 02/2003 style #103. The linen is from the Clinton administration. We shall see if this is a winning combination as the warm weather wears on.
As an added bonus I present you with a photo of the biggest mess left by passengers any of the crew had ever seen. REALLY awful in person. This was two kids and a dad. No, I didn’t work this flight because I’d have made them clean it up themselves. I’m like that.