Friday, 8 July 2016

Making Pink Trousers

I have used my favourite work trouser pattern, Simplicity K1699, to make another pair of trousers. This time from a remnant of pink chambray I bought for £5.



I have lots of things I can wear with them including my DM sandals.



I put in the best invisible zip ever by using this tutorial from Sew Over it followed by her one on how to finish the bottom of the zip - it is spot on without the little pimple I used to get.


I worked hard on the fit for the hip to waist ratio which I have so much trouble with in ready to wear clothes. 



They need one more press down the seams now that the fabric has relaxed a bit. I think these will be great for the not so summery days we are having this Summer here in the UK.

Thanks for looking. Jo x

13 comments:

  1. Jo they look wonderful and fit you extremely well. Love the colour and it goes brilliantly with that top. Jackie

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  2. What a bargain. A very wearable pair of summer trews for £5. Well worth making.

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  3. Lovely trousers Jo! Such a great fit, and a bargain too! Win, win!
    Barbara xx

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  4. I have that pattern squirrelled away, I have never used the trouser part. Yours look ace so I better get it dug out, pressed and pinned to some fabric. New trousers have been on the list for far too long.

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  5. They certainly are a fabulous fit and at such a bargain price for the fabric.

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  6. Very nice, Jo! I think they look great on you. I have trouble with hip to waist ratio because I carry my weight in my belly so the measurements are about the same. If it fits my waist, it's way too big through hips, seat and legs. I think your pants came out really well. Love your shoes too!

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  7. Another success from my viewpoint, Jo! I hope you enjoy wearing them. It is rainy and cool here today...good for growing things...maybe, but I am hoping for some more summer sun. :) xx

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  8. These are great, love the pink colour. I have that pattern too! Will dig it out and have a look.

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  9. These are beautiful, I love everything about them, especially the colour and the fit is perfect - nicely done!

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  10. They look wonderful Jo, perfect fit.
    Meredith

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  11. They look great, such a pretty colour! :)

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