I ve gone a bit Ultimate Trouser mad!! I did the course at SewOverIt London with Julie as I'd never made trousers before and I had no clue how to fit them. I was in total fear they would split in wear & leave me indecent! So I figured if I did a course, I d end up with a pair that fit that I'd have the confidence to wear- and it worked !!!
The pattern itself is very simple- just a front piece, back piece & facing.
And well I'm keeping going - adding in a few hacks to mix it up a bit. Next up was another pair of shorts- this time denim. I wanted just a really comfortable, easy to wear (and easy to run after a toddler in) shorts that were quite long - I get very sun burned so I m keen on covering up as much as possible!!
I used fabric from Fabric Godmother- a denim that is black on one side and grey on the other. My pattern hack on this one was to add a very slim waist band; to do contrast turn ups and to add the tabs, secured with pearl snaps using the Prym pliers.
And here is a close up of the pearl snap fasteners, which I love!!
And my final pair- for now at least, are trousers with a curved edge detail - in another lovely fabric from Fabric godmother. The thing I love about this pattern is now that I ve got a version which fits, I can make them quite quickly- I have to do a bit of adjustment on each to account for the level of stretch in the fabric etc, but it is a very quick sew - I also find it great to work on 2 pairs at once as I kinda get in the groove and can whistle through the second one even quicker than the first!
This final pair are a great fabric from Fabric Godmother and I added curved hems & a thin waistband with snap fasten.
Did you try the pattern yet? Any other trouser pattern recommendations?
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