And we have trousers

So firstly apologies for the lack of posts recently. I went interrailing round Eastern Europe with the boyfriend and it was amazing! We booked it less than a month before going though so lots to organise in minimal time. Managed to squeeze out a couple new makes for my holiday wardrobe before going though, so there will be a blog post to come soon!

This one’s all about the trousers though.

I’ve loved the patterned trousers trend so thought I’d give it a go. These are Cynthia Rowley pattern 1371. I loved the shorts so thought if make the trousers too. I made one alteration which was to remove the waistband and use black binding as the finish. The super high-waisted style worked well for shorts but I thought it might be a bit much for trousers.

I used material bought at Kendal’s indoor market and it was labelled as ex-Topshop. It’s quite thick, so perfect for trousers, and I really loved the monochrome pattern – so much so it took me ages to pick something to make with it! I get such a fear of wasting any particularly nice fabric I buy, so usually sits in my stash while I’m being very indecisive. This fabric had the same pattern on the other side but with the colours reversed, so even more choices before I could even start sewing. Honestly it’s a miracle these trousers ever got made!

I’m really happy with how they turned out. I just love the shape of these trousers.

Next for this pattern will be to make the top in view A… Or I might be brave and copy one of my favourite sewing blogs House of Pinheiro and try making the pattern into a playsuit or jumpsuit – hers was amazing!

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Me Made May – Week Four

The last week of Me Made May! 

So, from Saturday again – I went for a dress I love and really ought to make more of. This is the Clover Dress from Papercut Patterns in a paisley polyester with lace panels. There are instructions for making a tassel belt with this dress, but I have so many belts already so I didn’t bother. 

  
I wore this with a long cardigan (H&M), plaited belt (Topshop), brown bag (Primark) and vintage white shoes to meet friends for coffee.

Sunday was for planning the interrailing trip that’s less than a month away! 

  

It was also the day for this chiffon contrast shirt. Such a nightmare to make because chiffon is a bitch of a fabric, but the end result was at least worth it! I made this using New Look 6304 and have a pattern review up for this one.

   
 

Up next is a work day. I can’t remember which one but seeing as how I was only in work 2 and a half days this week there aren’t many it could have been! 

  
This is my one and only Liberty dress! Made using New Look 6262 (again) and seconds quality Liberty fabric that you’d never know was seconds. The photos don’t really do the fabric justice, so I’ve added a close up. 

On Friday we headed up to Edinburgh as my boyfriend (and excellent if unwilling photographer) Matthew was running the Edinburgh marathon on the Sunday. 

  
I wore my comfy Cynthia Rowley 2054 jersey dress and a cardigan my Gran knitted. I’m not sure about this one. The grey jersey fabric with black polkadots isn’t very me. It’s not something I’d pick up in a shop and so it’s not something I pick to wear very often. I do like the shape though and should probably make it in a different fabric. 

   
 For our second day in Ediburgh I went for my New Look 6095 shift dress in a pretty, blue, kalaidoscope viscose fabric. Not the best choice really seeing as how we walked/climbed up Arthur’s Seat in the morning! Worn with completely inappropriate footwear too – Topshop Chelsea boots with zero grip and also a Primark bag to knock me off balance! Oops. It was worth the hike though, and was incredibly windy at the top – I feel the state of my hair requires that explanation! 

  
And for the final day of Me Made May I went for this red dress. This is a bit of a mash up of two patterns – Cynthia Rowley 2054 top (altered quite a bit) and New Look 6262 skirt. For more info on this one see my earlier post. 

   
 I took these photos myself in a changing room as my usual photographer was busy, running 26.26 miles. So yes, while he ran a marathon I was shopping. I had time to kill! Although not all that much time really as he ran it in an impressive 3:27. 

And that’s the end of Me Made May! I hadn’t actually sewn anything in over a month before this. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s photos and it’s really inspired me to get back on it! I paid Remnant Kings a visit while we were in Edinburgh and really stocked up, so hopefully I should have some new posts up soon! 

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