I quickly changed gears and decided to sew a pair of black pants with beaded ribbon trim inserted into the seam. I LOVE them! And I'll probably wear them more often than my denim with the rick-rack trim.
@sharonmads) you may have seen a sneak peek of the trim in one of my IG stories.
SR Harris Fabrics. Note the price of the fabric is always 50 percent off of the marked prices on the bolt. I didn't do a burn test, but I'm guessing it's a linen blend. I can tell you it was a dream to sew!
The fabric on my sheer band pants is also from SR Harris. The black is a lightweight stretch wool blend that I purchased years ago, but the sheer I purchased specifically for these pants.
However, I did add it to my muslin. I wouldn't normally take time to add a design detail like this to a fitting muslin, but it was so cute I had to see what it looked like!
Speaking of muslins...I rarely do them, but I've gained some weight and am still trying to figure out what size I should be using when I sew. For my muslin I used a stretch linen blend that's been in my stash for years and quickly stitched them up with no zipper, no bottom band,and no waistband. I'm glad I did as I ended up identifying where I needed to make adjustments before sewing my "real" ones. I just might take these apart, make the adjustments and sew them, although I still haven't decided whether or not I like the stripe changing direction at the bottom.
BurdaStyle website. https://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/midi-trousers-072018