Patterns needed for this project:
Basic Bodice and Sleeve Pattern
Basic Pants Pattern
Required reading for this project
Drafting Yoke Styles
Consists of these:
Breezy wide-leg pants and a yoke top to go with them. (If it has eggs on it can we call it a yolk top?) Rumply linen always makes me feel like I'm in a Rudyard Kipling story, trying to keep cool in the steamy afternoon heat of far-away India...(and, of course, wearing linen to do it).
These pants are made the same way as the leggings, (leave the ease in) the only difference being that instead of reducing the inseams down toward the side seam to make peggy little pants, you draw the inseam straight down from the crotch, like so:
No secret to the yoke top, either. Just draw the yoke seam right at the underarm, cut a little V-notch at the center front, and add a skirt with one pleat in the center front and back. Plain sleeve with a ruffle on the bottom.
I think I hear my Ayah calling...