Actually, one of my gym friends is 6'1" and claims that I am not tall at all and should never need to buy tall or long pants. In some ways she is right but according to Serendipity Studios I'm a giant. Don't get me wrong I think her patterns are beautiful but I was shocked to discover they are drafted for someone who is 5'4". Thankfully, I read the directions before cutting my fabric and realized I would need a muslin. Otherwise the empire waist seam would have gone right across my chest.
down under week at Sew Weekly so I figured it was time to pull this project out and get going. The idea was for those of us in the norther hemisphere to have to sew for the opposite season since our Aussie friends end up doing this quite a bit if they want to participate. That said we are having such a mild winter I ended up wearing this outfit to dinner Friday night.