This is the first of my autumn/winter makes. It’s a really basic pair of trousers - a good wardrobe staple.
I was given this wool fabric by the ever elegant Catherine at Rachel’s meetup in April. (Thank you Catherine!) It’s lovely, warm and has a nice drape. There was only about 1 metre of it, but I knew I wanted to make some work trousers with it.
I have made up this pattern before as a pair of cropped trousers. I had to modify the pattern, as there wasn’t enough fabric to make it with the pocket design.
I also eliminated the fly front and decided on a lapped zip at the side instead.
I have sewn lapped zips before, but for some reason - I always seem to have a problem with them on trousers. It might be the waist to hip curve - I’m not sure. I did have to sew the zip three times. In the end - one side is machined and the other side is hand-picked. It doesn’t look too neat seam-wise, as the curve did stretch a bit during sewing. Some stay-stitching or tape would have helped.
These trousers will get worn a lot, so I’m happy with them.