My boxes are all unpacked, including my sewing gear! I spent eight hours sorting, labeling and storing my material stash. I am so serious about not buying material that I unsuscrbed all my online pattern and material newsletters.
In my stash I found some half remembered gems, lovely stuff. I won't feel deprived!
The first thing I ran up, from some winter stash olive lightweight stretch denim was the Butterick 5504 Cargo pants that look so good on Coco of Coco's Loft. Here are mine
They are a quick, simple pull on pant with straight legs and centre front seams and deep built in pockets. They are a touch wider than any pants I usually wear on my short self but that's what heels are for right? I thought about narrowing the legs by tapering them but that would ruin the line of the pant. If I sew them again it will be in a lighter material or I'd possibly narrow the whole leg down the outside seam a bit. This is a body proportion issue on my part. The pattern itself is very nicely drafted.
Butterick 5504 by Connie Crawford
Butterick 5191, now out of print.
The top I am wearing is a modification of OOP Butterick 5191, made two years ago. The wrap over style did not suit me so I cut it down into a v-neck that meets at centre centre front, and added some black selvedge trim from another project, made my own ribbon tie and used some velcro dot fasteners.
I know my body. I know that cut away shoulders, midriff ties and long wide pants do not suit me but sometimes I feel the urge to try these things out to see if it's still true!
But as for my cargos - I like them anyway!