Hi! Helena from Handmade by Helena here with you today to chat about the Oceanside Pants and Shorts pattern. (aff link)
With summer just around the corner, travel and vacation are soon approaching as well. Lately, my summers always include a family road trip, and between the long hours of travel and the many “Are we there yet?” I’m always thankful for pieces that are comfortable and versatile.
A word of warning – as soon as you finish sewing these pants you’ll feel like you are right by the ocean…or need to be! They just have that beachy drawstring relaxed feel to them…something I was really enjoying as warm weather seems to be avoiding the Midwest.
If you are a beginner looking to make a pair of pants, I encourage you to try this pattern. The fit is great, the instructions are very easy to follow and the pocket detail is everything. It has been such a great conversation starter, everyone that’s seen me wear the pants has complimented me on the pockets and the buttons.
I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern, I followed it exactly and was super happy with how easy it was! I think it took me longer to print and put the pattern together than to make the pants. I’m already looking for more fabric to make my next pair! I’m sure I’ll have a closet full of these because with this pattern, I can also make shorts, which I’m sure are as comfy as the pants.
Sew them for your vacation, dress them up or down, make pants or shorts! You can also use this pattern to make pajama pants – you know you also need those for your vaca. One pattern many options!
Where are you headed this summer? Be sure to take the ocean with you. 🙂