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Friday, September 30, 2016

My first pair of ladies pants

Being busy launching my Tulip pattern, first in Dutch and in a few days in English as well, I somehow neglected Project Sew It. The challenge I set for myself was sewing one garment with a self drafted or modified pattern each month. My last entries can be found here. Since June I've added nothing new to the list, except of course my own Tulip Dress & Top pattern, but now I'm starting again!

My contribution for today is a special one, since I've feared sewing pants over over 6 years now. But when I received this extremely soft chambray from Georgette, I wanted to cover as much of my body  as possible with it. My eye fell on this high waisted trousers pattern from Burda 04/15 (model 129).

I didn't make any adjustments to the fit of the pattern, I just added details. I like the overall fit of the pattern although next time I'd make some changes to the back since there is a little too much fabric there.

Concering details, I added a strip of leather on the side of one leg.

Also I made piped pockets. One for real...

And one fake one! I added a scrap of the leather behind it for a special touch.

The waistband, not foreseen in the pattern, consists out of different tunnel parts with a piece of glitter elastic that runs through them. The elastic I bought is not from great quality, so I only attached it to the fabric at the zipper part. This way I can easily replace it when it stretches out. Although I hope it won't because the color is just perfect!

This make is actually a guest post for the Belgian fabric shop Georgette. She sells this extremely soft chambray by Les Trouvailles d'Amandine, alongside with lots of other GOTS-certified biological fabrics. So if you'd like more pictures, hop over to the Georgette-blog! The guest post is only in Dutch, that's why I wanted to do some translation here, but I'm sure the pics will speak for themselves. Go see them here!

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is SO cool...and I absolutely love how many details I discovered when looking closer. The cut outs of the leather and the partly visible elastic in the waistband. What a treat this post is and you look fantastic in these pants.

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    1. Thank you Mie! For the visible elastic I was actually inspired by your latest pair of pants with the red elastic. I loved it so much that I immediately knew my next pair of pants should have this feauture too!

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  2. Eva, I cannot believe this is your first pair of pants. They look great on you, and gosh did you have fun sewing them :) Love all the details :)

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    1. Me too ;) Designing and experimenting is what I like best of the sewing process, so I really had lots of fun making these. A next pair will follow soon, but first I'll try to make some adjustments to the back to make it even more fitted there.

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  3. Wow, mooi! En wat netjes die zakjes! Maar de strepen van koper zijn de max.

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    1. Dankjewel! De meningen daarover zijn verdeeld, maar ikzelf ben wel keihard fan :)

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