Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Trousers Made by Me!

A couple of weeks ago I decided it was about time I got round to making myself some more trousers. Usually I just rattle a pair up, they don't look pretty inside but they're functional and look good on the outside.

However, since I got my overlocker I have got a bit more incentive to make things properly, previously I have always felt things were a little unfinished on the inside of garments. So with a renewed vigour I decided to do an entirely new pattern to me.


Ok well I tell a lie, I have made this pattern but I changed it this time, I also cut corners last time and didn't include the pocket.

So I embarked on my trouser making adventure. I widened the legs when I cut them out, I didn't have to make the legs longer as I'm really short so cutting them to normal length left me with plenty for the turn up but if you want to do this and you're a more normal height, add extra length for a turn up (cuff).

I'll be honest the journey wasn't easy, for some unknown reason, I put the pocket and zip on the opposite sides to where they should have been, I was tempted to leave them but thought nope I said I was going to do it properly. Then I put the turn ups in and the bloody legs were different lengths, I measured them before I did them but they were clearly not the same, so I took the turn ups down and did them again, same problem, took apart, did again, I was determined to get them right. The final time I did them I can still see a difference albeit a teeny one and I can only surmise that I actually must be cockeyed myself ha ha!

Anyway, here is a real rarity, an outfit post, I'm not very confident in how I look right now, but I'm working on it, so I thought dammit I will show off my trousers. Unfortunately as they are black you can't really see any detail at all!! I am also awful at posing AND this was the first time I'd used a timer, it doesn't bode well.....



And no I wasn't wearing sandals out but as I work from home, I can wear what I jolly well please.

I'm also wearing  a sweater my mum knit for me, I love the neckline, I must get her to make me some more of this style, so easy to wear, dressed up or down!


I've also been trying to wear a brooch a day, I want to quote whose blog I got the idea from but I can't remember I'm such a dunce sometimes.

Anyway my brooch of choice today is my Rhinestone poodle, she has a couple of teeny rhinestones missing, but who cares, she's gorgeous.


So there you have it my new trousers, they are super comfy but much wider than I'm used to and I'm not used to them flapping about yet but I'm so pleased with them I'm going to start on another pair shortly, whilst I can still remember all the stupid mistakes I made on these!!

14 comments:

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

Oh, you should do more outfit posts cause you look fantastic!! I am loving your sweater and hair. That neckline is to die for. It's funny, trousers are such a "simple basic" garment but they can be a real pain to sew! Yours look great. I've never seen that pattern before. I have a 40's pajama pant pattern that I'm dying to sew for myself. I think if I use a tweed or even denim, they will look like regular everyday trousers. x

Lena said...

Oh how lovely - the trousers are fab and so are you!xx

LandGirl1980 said...

Lovely stuff!!! I am not a trews kinda gal - but these are top notch!

Miss Magpie said...

I love your outfit post, how funny that we did one at the same time :-)

I love your jumper's neckline and colour. I am also in awe that you kept on with those trousers until they were right I would have hurled them into a corner if that were me!

It might have been me about the brooch a day, I did that a couple of weeks ago? I'm sure I'm not the only blogger to have posted about brooches though I know Crinoline Robot did one recently too.

Nicole Needles said...

Trousers look great! And it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one who needs to do things several times to get them right!

Lisa said...

I love your poodle pin! And good job on the slacks!

Vix said...

Well done! They look brilliant. I love the colour of that top and it's sweetheart neckline, you look absolutely gorgeous and I'm so jealous of the poodle. x

Alix said...

Well done on the trousers, and nice for you to know they look professional inside and out! The sweater is gorgeous and the colour is perfect for you whilst he poodle goes really well on it!
x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments!

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh you did a fantastic job with the pants! The sweater is fabulous too! And the poodle! So cute!

delia hornbook said...

aahhh you should do more outfit posts you look gorgeous. You did well with those trousers there smashing and i love your jumper blue is def your colour what a clever mum you have. And the poodle is gorgeous. I never leave the house without a brooch ;-)) dee x

La Dama said...

Great work on the trousers amor, you look bella.
gorgeous sweater knitted by your Mama how special.
cute poodle brooch, love broochs.
besios

Living Vintage said...

I think you look great, slacks, sweater, brooch, love it!!! Trousers they are on my sewing docket you are getting me fired up well time I have to find the time!!!

Tasha said...

Love the brooch, and shoes, and that sweetheart neckline is just gorgeous on you!! And yay for your trousers, they look great. I am seriously considering getting an overlock machine once we move so I can finally tackle some more advanced projects without worrying as much about the inside edges.

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