I broke my “please don’t buy any more fabric” ban last month. There I was innocently catching up on my blog reading when I came across a rather delicious looking pair of culottes in the most amazing colour by SewManju. The colour was exactly what I’d been looking for all year, and linen to boot! After asking which fabric shop she’d managed to find that beautiful fabric – and getting a reply – I managed to snaffle the last 3m!
And I’m a very happy sewist-bunny, this was just the colour I was missing for my palette for this summer (and many to come). It was instantly washed, dried and ironed, ready for cutting. I decided not to faff around with different patterns, but to make another pair of cropped wide legged trousers using pattern 102 from Burda 05/2017. I already have two summer pairs, and another two in winter fabrics. It’s a pattern I can make in an afternoon – so I did!
Usually I make the pocket bag linings from a contrasting fabric, something from the scrap box. Then I use that same fabric for the waistband facings. But the fabric I really wanted to use was only enough for the facings, so the pockets are all just linen. The waistband facings are in a pale greyish blue and white flower print Liberty poplin. Only tiny bits of that left in the scrap box now! The buttons for the pocket detail are vintage ones found in the depths of the button box.
I truly, deeply, LOVE the colour! It goes with everything else I have, navy tees, white and black and grey tops, all done! So far I’ve only had a couple of cardigans in this shade of paprika/rust/cinnamon/copper. It’s really hard to put a lable on it! So, even though I had two cardigans in the right colour, I decided I needed another “top half”. And I had just the right pattern for the linen left after cutting the trousers.
I decided to make a pattern up from the Kana’s Standard II book, the jacket “A9”. I’ll show it to you soon, it’s just been way too hot for another layer….
So that’s another project for this year’s Burda Challenge, and a huge thank you to SewManju for helping me to accquire this perfect fabric <3<3