Fabrics: 1.6 metres printed cotton @ $11.53 ($6.78/metre) + 0.2 metre of fusible interfacing @ $0.95 ($6.78/metre) = $12.48
Basting Tape: 0.35 metres @ $0.98/metre = $0.34
Zipper: 7 inch invisible zipper @ $0.50
Pattern: New Look 6108 = $6.72
Sewn on: Janome 4120 QDC using straight stitch for seams and top-stitching, blind hem foot used for the hem and stitched-in-the-ditch using a walking foot for the waistband.
Hand-stitching: Basting the hemline before taking it to the sewing machine to finish. And slip-stitching a small section of the waistband facing where it meets up with the zipper.
Seam finish: Serged on Janome MyLock 234D
The total cost of this project came to $19.04 which is a real bargain in my eyes because I have a garment that
✓ is in a natural fabric
✓ has orange, the happiest colour in the world, in it and
✓ has pockets
I should note that I didn't follow the pattern instructions while sewing this pattern. The pattern calls for a lap zipper. I inserted an invisible zipper instead and therefore changed the order of construction. First I sewed the back darts, attached the back waistband pieces and then sewed the invisible zipper. Then I moved onto the front pockets, waistband and then attached the front to back at the side seams. And it all worked out fine. It is a pretty straight-forward pattern.