I did not make a clear list of new year's resolutions of my own, but I simply joined some lists of others. One of the lists I joined is an initiative of Sew Not Perfect. She has created a facebook page where we can all sew along on patterns from our stash. The goal is to sew something every month from a pattern that you owned in the year 2014. Every month has a different theme and January's theme is woman.
own a lot of pattern, most of them child patterns but I also have a huge
pile of woman patterns which are mostly bundled in sewing magazines (I
own all Ottobre Woman for example). For this months theme I decided to
sew something totally new to me. I decided to sew a pair of woman's
trousers. I had sewn a few child trousers and was ready for the next
I have very good experience with the fit of
Ottobre patterns and decided that my first trousers should be from that
source. I picked a trousers pattern from Ottobre 5/2007. The fabric I
used is Shetland flannel from Robert Kaufman. I read that this fabric
makes great child trousers and bought a few versions from it at
Fabric.com. I liked the fabric so much that, although I planned to use
them for my son, I confiscated one and now turned it into a pair of
trousers for me. I bought one and a half yard, and it was a bit of a puzzle
but I managed to cut all the pieces from it, I only had to make the back
pockets slightly smaller.
These trousers contain my first
trouser zipper, the previous trousers all had a half (fake) zipper fly. I
did not feel ready to make a button whole yet, but that is on the list
of things I want to tackle soon. In these trousers I simply opted for a
red kam snap. The waist is rather high and nobody (besides my husband)
will see the button anyway.
I think the fit is perfect, I
very much like how the trousers turned out. I was not planning to put on
belt loops, but I am happy that I did, it was not as much as work as I
In case you are wondering about that strange right
corner in some of the pictures, that is because the angle of the
pictures was off. I turned the pictures to having to avoid you having to
tilt your head, but my feet would have totally fallen of the picture if
I would have cropped the pictures such that the bottom would have been
straight. I preferred to have at least partial feet on the picture, so
this was the result.
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