Let me start this off by saying I have always been one to live colorfully (well, except for that year or so in high school when I thought colors were the worst).
During my 8th grade home economics class I picked up pretty quickly on how to sew. I made pillows, aprons, little stuffed animals, and this one pair of pants. I was so excited to be making my first piece of clothing. I got the pick my own pattern, fabric and purchase notions (what a fun word to say, notions). I arrived at the nearest Jo-Ann Fabric Store and immediately ran to the patterns section. Digging through the endless drawers of adorable dress, skirt and blouse patterns, I came across the holy grail of all patterns…McCall’s 2360 – Loose Fitting Wide-Leg Pants. They were from a late 90s gal’s dreams.
I scuttled off to find the perfect fabric. It had to be bright, unique and colorful, just like I felt inside. There were hundreds of bolts of fabric to choose from; I browsed through the aisles until my eyes met with the most perfect fabric for my project, rainbow stripes. I was so thrilled with my pattern and fabric choice. The next day I took my materials to class and over the course of a couple weeks had a pair of wide-leg, rainbow pants. I wore them more than I’d like to admit, but it felt so good to wear something that I created. I truly wish I had a picture to share with you, if I come by one someday I’ll be sure to post it. For now, I hope you have a vivid imagination!
Naturally, when I was shopping around Etsy for some vintage clothes and this rainbow crop top caught my eye, I had to have it. It was like my rainbow pants all over again, but only adorably vintage and much less circus clown. When paired with these high-waisted, wide-leg denim jeans, I’d like to think of this outfit as my rainbow pants reincarnated. Here’s to you rainbow pants, wherever you are!
Photos by my bestie, Lindsey, at Electric Lime Studios.