Friday, May 12, 2017

Dax trousers

One Thimble fifteen* was released today and I tested one of the new patterns, the Dax trousers* bij Gracious Threads. The pattern is for a pair of classic chino pants complete with full fly and welt pockets on the back. The pattern  includes the option to roll up the trousers and to fixate them (with a flap on of the inside) to turn them into summer trousers . We needed some summer pants, so I slightly adjusted the pattern (just cut of the bottom part of the leg pieces) and made pair of shorts.

The instructions of the pattern are perfect, do not worry if you never made trousers with a zipper or welt pocket, you will do great with all the tips and tricks. There are even movies that you can watch. I did sew trousers before and this new pair of shorts was actually one of my sewn trousers in the past. I love upcycling, but I rarely upcycle items that I sewed (I am trying to decrease my fabric stash and putting back things I already sewed is very bad for my moral). Due to loosing weight, I could not wear these trousers anymore, and I am very happy that they got such a good new destination. I reused the zipper and the belt loops, that is why they have a golden top stitching.

The pattern has elastic in the back of the waistband to create a perfect fit. We love color around here and an unexpected color pop makes me very happy. I therefore chose to have a light blue color pop behind the welt pockets. I lined the side pockets with the same light blue fabric. As a (blue) cherry on the pie, I used blue snaps for the flaps and on the waistband

The pattern is available as standalone pattern* on the One Thimble site or as part of the new One Thimble 15*, which has nine other patterns and of course several articles and tutorials. You can read about the full content at the bottom of the listing. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.