Taking over a few months to blog my finished garments seems to be the norm lately. The delay from sewing to blogging is taking it’s toll on my memory. When I finally get my pictures ready I don’t have much to say. Does anyone write blog posts drafts as soon as they finish something?
Today I’m here to share my version of named Tyyni Cigarette Trousers. One of their newest patterns from the Evolution Collection. The trousers pattern is high-waisted with midi-length straight-leg pants. The pockets are really cleverly positioned and you can add cute side leg vents.
I sewn my usual named size 38 and lengthen the leg pieces by 3 cm from the knee line. I love this trousers. I feel that the front crotch should be slightly shorten for next version. Looking at the model pattern shoots they have the same excess. Fabric is from cloth house. This denim is delicious and with the right percentage of stretch required by the pattern but it GROWS. I mean… a lot! I need to keep pulling them up. I could remove about 4 cm around the waist.
Strangely, the fabric growing issues are making this pair of trouser so extra comfortable that I been wearing them all the time. Who cares it’s on the loose side. The pattern as is would make a great fitting jumpsuit with the addition of a bodice. I actually wanted to make my first pair in leather but I’m glad to sewn a test run first. Of course, for the leather version I will still need to sew a toile with the fitting improvements. Sewing leather is a lot easier than people think but you need to be very accurate. So my advice is to make sure the pattern fits you perfectly first. The hem was left unfinished and secured by a zigzag stitch.