Favourite trousers 2.0, doing wool

Favourite trousers 2.0, doing wool

And here it is. The first blog post in 2016, but focusing on a make from December 2015. Last year was all about selfish sewing for me. The year before that too, come to think of it. Today I want to show you my second try at the pattern made from my RTW trousers that I blogged about back in November. Favourite trousers 2.0 This time I used a dark blue wool twill, that has been in my stash for more than a year. I think I bought it on sale at Rainbow Tekstil in Oslo sometime before last winter. I have already told you about how the pattern came to be here, but I can tell you what changes I did this time around. First of all I needed more space at the waist. If you remember the fly was less than elegantly sewn the last time, showing the zipper teeth at the top. So before sewing up the pattern once again I added a few cm at the waistband and waist  to make sure I had enough space to cover the zipper properly. I also made the rise a little longer at the thigh to eliminate the pulling around the crotch. Even if it worked a bit, I think I will have to add another cm before I’m completely happy with the fit in this area. apparently I have big inner thighs. I also managed to get the grainline on the front pieces level this time, and the centre press line doesn’t twist[…]

Favourite trousers from RTW

Favourite trousers from RTW

Today I will show you a project that has been finished for a few weeks, but has proven very difficult to photograph: My new trousers copied from a pair of RTW cashmere trousers. In need of favourite trousers.. I have long been in need of a new pair of trousers (or actually several, but you got to start somewhere), that I can use for work and on formal occasions. This has been a gap in my wardrobe for over a year now, but I finally got around to start making a new TNT trouser pattern this Autumn. Since starting in a new job last summer I’ve gained some weight, and none of my trousers fit me any more. -I simply can’t button a single button on them. I used to have a beautiful shop bought pair of trousers in cashmere, that I got in London close to 8 years ago. These have been my favourite pair of “dressed up” trousers ever since. They finally died after my little girl got chewing gum stuck to them two years back and they became unwearable. Still, I didn’t throw them away, most of the fabric was still good, and it seemed such a waste to just get rid of them. The trouser leg that wasn’t ruined became a newsboy cap for my husband this spring (blogged here), and the rest I saved with some vague notion that it might come in handy somehow. Last month I finally decided to take apart what was left of the trousers and[…]