So, I have set out to remedy this. I wanted some summer church pants and since I had great luck with the Fashion Star shorts pattern, I gave the capri pants pattern of the same line a try. When I finished those, I made a top next and, wouldn't ya know it, the two go great together :)
McCall's 6707. I took the inner leg seams in quite a bit to get more of a cigarette pants look. The cut of the legs was just too wide for me so I grabbed a pair of semi-skinny jeans in my closet and traced that line onto my pants.
I'm very happy with these and my fabric is lightweight enough to be super comfortable in Summer, but keep me from freezing my patooty off in church ;)
I'm really digging this top too!! You might recognize this print as the same as my recent halter dress. Yes, there was that much of this thrifted silk blend, I had enough leftover to make a top! This is Simplicity 1886 and it does have a couple bad reviews on patternreview.com. Despite their problems, though, I still thought those tops were super cute so I gave it a try anyway. I can see where they ran into trouble with the instructions, but I got through it and really, really, love this top!! I will be making more in time, but it's not a crank-out-in-one-sitting pattern, so it might be awhile before I want to tackle this one again :)
I made a dress yesterday that I'll share soon. I made it with short sleeves, in keeping with my goal to make more seasonally versatile clothes. It's out of another thrifted silk blend fabric!
BTW, have you read about Sew Mama Sew's Super Online Sewing Bee??? Are you entering? Should I???