Have you seen my latest Blogging network make? A colourful pair of capri trousers. I love dresses and skirts as they suit my long legs but I find myself always reaching my favourite pair of skinnies.
A pattern Re run? Yes!!! Sew Over it, Ultimate trousers. My second pair, of a few more planned as I’m using this pattern for “one pattern one week“. This time, I haven’t lengthen it and kept same size.
I should be making a denim version as I already have two flower power print.
Trousers have a terrible reputation of being hard to fit. I disagree. I feel bodices offer a lot more fitting variations: bust, shoulder, neck, arm cycle, shoulders etc…Trousers troubles are crotch high and general size ( too tight/ too loose). Fear of the unknown…
To get it right, make sure you measure yourself properly and check against the pattern pieces. Make a muslin, use the darts to adjust the fit between waist and hip ratio….
I understitched the facing in place. I would love to try to make the facings a waistband.
Supper happy with this cotton satin, with 3 % stretch fabric from Minerva Craft.
I find this perfect for making summer trousers. If your fabric has too much stretch you may get soggy bottom (opps couldn’t resist the punt)
And as you can see, I can move freely….
So comfortable. The internet has amazing resources on making trousers, Sunny has compile a very helpful list. Go on, join me on trouser making revolution.