...because I feel really lame talking about the February wardrobe picks when it's halfway through May, lol.
But, we had ankle pants, a knit top, and a denim overshirt for February. I had some pink chambray for the overshirt; I copied off the pattern and laid the fabric out and realized that I just wasn't going to be happy. It was too red. I wanted a true pink, not red mixed with white to look pink. So I did one last check of what was online, found some lightweight pink cotton twill and ordered it. But that meant the shirt was on hold.
So, I waffled a bit on the ankle pants. I thought about just using denim capris, but it didn't really fit the aesthetic. I pulled up my pattern catalog (the whole reason I keep my Pattern Review membership, lol) and got reminded of a pattern I've been wanting to make for a while now...an Out of Print Vogue/ Marcie Tilton pattern for lantern-style pants, Vogue 8712. I dug around and found some very lightweight rayon-blend denim, purchased something like 8 years ago to make a shirt. But it was a bit darker than I wanted, once it arrived, so it has been in a bin since. The reviews indicated that a drapey fabric would be best for the pants so...bingo. I had actually altered the pattern a couple of years ago but didn't get it made up and I had a jolly time trying to figure out what I'd done. I finally pulled out a TNT New Look pull on pants pattern to compare and convinced myself they would work.