Tag Archives: Trousers

Flowers for the Young Ladies

I wanted to make the girls some summery trousers to take on holiday, for when it isn’t quite warm enough for shorts, or for when bitey bugs are on the prowl.  These were the result. The fabric is a soft … Continue reading

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Late Summer Linen

I have been slowly trouser-ing it up in the sewing room and finished this pair of slouchy, light weight linen pants last night.  The fit is good enough and I took these pictures this afternoon after wearing them most of … Continue reading

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Roses and White Linen

Last week I whizzed up a few pairs of leggings for the kids.  They were very plain and very practical and by the third pair I was bored.  So, as the sewing machine was back I thought I’d try a … Continue reading

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Forest, Trees and BurdaStyle 10/2012 #116

Sewing my way through multiple muslins to fit BurdaStyle 10/2013 #116 was at times very frustrating, but it was also a pretty interesting process.  Interesting now that hindsight has edited out the worst of the swearing and sulking! I have … Continue reading

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Home again home again jiggedy jig

Five days away full of sand, salt water and sunshine and it is good to be home again. I have already started pulling fabric out of boxes planning my next stitching enterprise and here’s the short list.  The brown and … Continue reading

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Finished Object BS 04-2011-104

BurdaStyle 04-2011-104 are finished and they’re not too bad really given the last few speed bumps encountered en route. I’m pretty happy with the fit at the back.  Even creased from an afternoons wear they hang nicely enough I think.  … Continue reading

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Christmas sewing?

This year I have managed to avoid frantic festive stitching by being lazy.  Not a single gift has been sewn or stitched by me.  Not one. Instead we have been doing things like this … Now don’t be concerned, I … Continue reading

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Plan B

Buoyed by your fab comments on my trouser tantrum I set myself up last night to take the trousers in.  I was feeling pretty confident and relaxed about it until… the zip broke. I mean properly broke.  Teeth missing pull … Continue reading

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Aaaargh! Freakin’ Trousers

They are too big.  Too.  Bloody.  Big. Frankly they almost fall down when I don’t hold onto them but I did take a picture of the inside before I tried them on because I liked the colours … How did … Continue reading

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Troosers ….. nearly

I’m getting excited because I have only the closures to go and I will have finished my troosers (more or less)! Right.  So buttons?  I do have a very nice button.  Hmmm. Snaps?  Um.  No.  Don’t want snaps. Hooks and … Continue reading

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