First time out with these, standing in the queue waiting to pay for her handful of Creme Eggs the trousers have been noticed. These are the trousers that shouldn’t have been – just a quick toile, you know. I had this fabric in my stash, I’m pretty sure it’s a hand painted/blocked piece, all cotton. I think someone was going to make a quilt with it as it had a seam up the middle and I did think I could finish that off, but I don’t do quilts.
I do do trousers. I was toiling style number 110 from BurdaStyle November 2013, the pattern I used for the Monthly Stitch’s Smarty Pants month of February. Once Daughter No2 had them on, she decided she rather liked the mad print & asked me if they could be made “wearable”. I raised my eyebrows and looked askance at her -“Seriously?”
Oh, she was serious alright! Sure, no problem.. They got shoved in the cupboard because I had other things to be getting on with at the time. All they needed was all the seams neatening, (because who neatens seams on a toile?) a fly zip insertion (ever done one of those when the trousers are pretty much finished already?) an inner waistband & interfacing & the hem and cuffs turned up & stitched.
I decided to do it today. I wanted a quick job… Well, they’re done now & as usual, she loves them! I keep seeing all the things I would never do on a “proper” pair, the pattern doesn’t line up from the trouser front onto the waistband, the front legs have a different part of pattern to the backs, the pattern doesn’t line up from the fronts onto the hip yoke pockets either & the centre front is slightly off pattern centre. These things would bug the hell out of me if they were mine, but she seems fine with it all!
Happy Mother’s Day to all those who celebrate today!