This was the exact outfit that I was imagining when I planned on making these Birchgrove Pants. This crumpled linen Waikerie Shirt is one of my most-worn makes (and my first shirt too), and it was the fabric which was my gateway back into pink!
The pants fabric here is heavyweight marsala linen from The Fabric Store, which I nabbed on sale recently. It had been my intention to make a Belmore Jacket from this fabric, but it arrived a little slower than I’d hoped (because I bought it during a big sale, so they were busier than usual). I love this shade of red, and I used the medium-weight linen for my Zadie Jumpsuit and for a Stylearc Adeline (which is awaiting repurposing in the naughty pile). I’ve also made a Cashmerette Pembroke in the marsala merino and I’ve made a Marsala crepe Torrens Box Top, which hasn’t made it onto the blog yet, but which you can see here.
I wasn’t sure about making pants from this fabric, but basically decided on throwing caution to the wind once it arrived. I recently made a pair of Fabric Store heavyweight natural linen Glebe Pants, as insurance in case my OG Glebe Pants ever die- and they’ve not fared very well. The heavyweight linen has started looking much rattier, much faster than my previous pair (in a different linen), and they’re pilling between the thighs- which hasn’t happened on any of my other Glebe Pants. I’ll cross my fingers for these red pants and make sure I love them well while they last.
These red pants join my camel wool Birchgrove Pants (the linked blog includes my measurements and the size I made), and a collection of 8oz chambray Birchgrove toiles (not yet photographed)! I can see that there’ll be a couple more Birchgroves in my wardrobe before I’m done with this particular pattern- perhaps even a version made from a stable knit like a sweatpant material!