One more post squeezed into what’s left of 2018! I made these cropped trousers last month, but had to wait for assistance to get photos. I really need to make a plan with photographing trousers or dresses on my own. Anyway, the fabric is English wool suiting, with a textured herringbone stripe and a bit of colour that you really don’t read unless you’re up close and personal sewing it – or doing the ironing. It was a find from a charity shop!
I knew it would become a pair of cropped trousers, there wasn’t enough for a full length version. And I wasn’t keen on a skirt. I decided to use trousers 120 from Burda 7/2018 again. I like the slightly kicked out flare of the extension piece/ wide hem band(?). They also have a nice fit on my natural waist and are closer fitting around the hip area before becoming wider at the leg. I cut the pocket lining from a piece of navy and white cotton, but the rest is all wool. I like this fabric – it can go in the washing machine on a woollens cycle!
I’ve worn them a few times now, and I can say they’re really comfy to wear, are the perfect length and always get compliments! Today a little old lady told me I looked nautical”. I’ll take that. 🙂 Now, the only thing I can think of that might be missing from this pattern is a pocket on the bum. Such a handy thing to have, don’t you think? If you want to see the inners and a bit of construction, I posted a Work in Progress report on it that you can read here.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to get more photos of the other trousers I’ve been making and blog them soon!
11 thoughts on “Pumped up Kicks”
The pants look so chic on you! Oh, and the shoes …..
Thanks! I think they’re one of my favourite pairs for the winter.
Imagine having a wool setting on your washer… ENVY! 🤢
Don’t all machines have a wool setting?? Or delicates at least…
Not over here. Irons do but not most washing machines. You do generally get a delicate cycle, and choice of hot or cold water…
You look lovely! Nice fit too! The whole look is very stylish.
Thank you very much!
I’m loving this wider leg cropped trouser shape. I bought a denim pair in the autumn and can’t stop wearing them. I really must make a pattern from them as they are simply perfect and I want them in all the fabrics! Yours are so chic and the shoes are divine!
Everyone loves the shoes! 🙂 They’re Clark’s Hamble Oak is the design, but I don’t think they do the pewter anymore. Give this pattern a try, before you draft something, it’s free!