Sew Bossy: The reveal

Hello friends,

I’m a little bit late to reveal my side of the SEW BOSSY.  Firstly let me shout how awesome is Lauren’s Birthday dress.  She did such an amazing job and you can read all about it here.

Vogue 8664 - Birthday Dress

I saw many interesting fabrics and settle with 2 metres of a navy feather print cotton sateen (one of my favourite fabrics types) from a previous trip Brasil. Gosh! That’s a while ago!
Instant fabric love!!! So much I took home extra 2 metres for me. Well.. seems like Lauren  had the same idea about what she bought for me. Remember her Bella Jean Dress?

Let’s talk about my project:


As you probably know it took us one year to get this going. In my opinion the main the reason is that we both are so similar. We love & know well our own personal style, making it difficult to be bossed around. Similarly we like clothes with minimum ease, classic with an interesting design detail.
The original pattern sent :Simplicity 2145 didn’t work for me. Luckily Lauren was super cool about me going on a complete tangent.

Many times I thought about sewing Brasilia dress but gave up because I couldn’t find it in the current mess that my sewing room is. * updated, I bought a sewing caddy just for used patterns and on a process of organising my space.

Pattern testing and other commitments made me postpone yet again and went to Brasil for 30 days. Upon my return Sew over it newest pattern  was in my post box: The ultimate trousers


I been waiting to sew this pattern for ages. Ask Lisa! I must have asked for the release date a million times. Even considered to join the class so I could have it. Didn’t take long for me to sew. This pattern is the easiest trouser pattern I even made.

I love sewing pretty and sexy dresses etc. However what I really wear on my day to day?  Cigarette trousers, blazers… oh and sunglasses!

No questions this pattern suits my lifestyle and I should invest on a few more.


Pattern Stats:
A basic fifties capri silhouette made size 10, adding 5 cm length. Nothing else was changed. 

I used everything that came into my sew bossy kit. The invisible zipper would have been to short for a dress but was size perfect for this pattern. I think Lauren will approve the bias binding finish as her   trousers always looks great inside.

Jaime Jeans, you will be next!


Noteworthy links;
Ultimate trousers Sew along is happening right now.
Pants for real people 
Fashionable Stitch :Most Common Pant Alterations
  • These are really cute pants! Seems to be the trend this summer!

  • Fabulous floral trousers never looked so good! You look fantastic and the trousers are great!

  • Really cute.. Love the fabric.

  • These are perfect! I love the fabric Lauren sent you & they work so well as trousers! Some day is love to be able to make my own trousers but fitting then keeps scaring me off!

  • OMG! I LOVE THESE!!! You look killer in cigarette trousers!!! vavoom! The fabric is so great and summery too!

  • Your pants look gorgeous! You are lucky that you can pull off such a bold print, and I love the silhouette of those pants on you 🙂

  • Oh, lovely and tropical. They really suit you too. Hmmm – what doesn’t? 🙂
    The sleeves of that top look so pretty.

  • Oh these trousers are fantastic! They are such a brilliant fit and they look amazing on you (but everything looks amazing on you!). I love that you didn’t turn the big floral print into a dress, which is what I probably would have done. Gorgeous!

  • Yes, we need more separates! The trousers turned out great, the pattern should be really well drafted.

  • Fab trousers! They really suit you and make your legs look sooo long!!

  • Wow, you look stunning in these! great fit and fab fabric!

  • Yay!! I’m so glad you were able to put that fabric to perfect use- totally worth the wait (I feel the same way about my birthday dress :)). You look amazing! Love the bias tape finish on the inside 🙂

  • These are fabulous! I’m going to go check out the pattern right now!

  • These look really great. I will have to keep this pattern in mind!

  • Those are some seriously awesome pants! And you are just so freakin’ gorgeous! 🙂

  • oh rachel, these are stunning. how i want a pair of skinny floral pants!!!

  • I’m not a big fan of trousers, but these are amazing!

  • These are really gorgeous. I was looking for a good slim fit trouser pattern and i reckon this is it! Sadly there is no pdf, and i live in Australia, BUT i am coming home to the UK in a couple of weeks so my cunning plan is to get the pattern sent to my mum so it is waiting when i arrive! A) Is it wrong to be planning sewing when you are visiting distant relatives and b) be most excited about buying fabric and patterns when there!?? Shh, don’t tell them 😉
    Question if you don’t mind! I want to make the capri length too, how much fabric did you use, i have a special piece of fabric which isn’t two metres which i was hoping to use!? Thanks!

    • Nothing wrong with holiday sewing… I don’t remember how much as I had a lot of fabric but I think you can squeeze in less than 2 metres.

  • These look so gorgeous on you!!! Love love love ’em!

  • Absolutely stunning Rach! I love this simple silhouette in such a vivid print. I’ve got both these and the Jamie Jeans lined up and ready to sew, can’t wait to tackle trousers but am a little bit apprehensive!

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