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PATTERN REVIEW: Avocado Dyed Sara Pleated Pants


SARA Pants made with FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Avocado Dyed Linen

It began with a childhood infatuation with Lauren Baccal and yada yada yada, a few years later I lastly wound up with a really beautiful pair of avocado dyed linen trousers that I’m certain Mrs. Baccal would have gladly worn on set or trip.

A strip of FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Avocado Dyed Linen on high of FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Linen

I began with a little bit greater than two yards of FS BLEACHED Heavyweight linen, 10 avocados and a few soy milk. I’m certainly not skilled in pure dyeing materials, however I’d encourage anybody to offer it a strive.  You be taught as you go and evidently irrespective of how cautious and skilled you’re you get beautiful variations and quirks that may solely come from the mystique of nature.  For those who google it you’ll discover loads of recipes and tutorials to observe (editor’s word: Or you’ll be able to decide in to learn and take a look at the in depth variety of posts by the great pure dye guru Kathryn Davey).  I opted to make use of soy milk as mordant, largely as a result of that’s what I had available.  After one lengthy sizzling in a single day tub in my vat utilizing 10 avocado pits and skins I made a decision I needed the pink shade a bit deeper, so I drive fed my household buckets of guacamole to realize 10 extra skins and pits.  After simmering the additional dye materials in my unique dye liquid, I added my cloth again in for a second lengthy, sizzling in a single day tub and received a saturation I used to be proud of.  After a closing wash and dry, cloth was prepared and time to sort out the SARA sample.

SARA Pants made with FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Avocado Dyed Linen

After such an excellent dye success I grew to become daring and courageously lower into my printed sample going for a measurement 8/10. Fortunately, I had the sense to toile earlier than chopping into my dyed cloth and found that though the toile match nicely, it was a little bit comfortable for the meant 1940’s Baccal silhouette I used to be dreaming of.  I set free the outer aspect seams about 1/4 inch and took within the again darts a bit which made simply the correct quantity of distinction. In my good world, I’d have been in a position to return to my paper sample and measurement as much as a 12/14 and hold an 8/10 waistband, which is what I could do sooner or later if I collect the gumption to print all of it once more.  I discovered the instructions and building clear and simple to observe. I discovered a new option to assemble a zipper fly and wound up stitching probably the most flawless zipper fly of my stitching life. The belt loops had been additionally constructed in a cleaner method than different patterns I’ve sewn earlier than, so these pants taught me a lot of methods I can be utilizing sooner or later.  As a final little adjustment, I took the again seam between 1/Eighth-1/4th of an inch in for a extra comfortable match on the derriere.

I’ll be sporting my SARA’s to work, the park with my youngsters, on weekend library journeys, grocery buying, brisk fall walks and dressed up with a heel silk tank and a pop lip. They’re basic, versatile, extraordinarily wearable, and a nicely constructed sew.

SARA Pants made with FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Avocado Dyed Linen

I hope to see extra #SaraPleatedPants in circulation, there are such a lot of intelligent methods to model them!



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