Friday, September 23, 2011
My 'Going Green' Trousers
Happy second day of Autumn!!! (or Spring for those on the other side of the equator!!) I seriously cannot believe how quickly time has flown by! I really love Autumn--especially September and October. It always feels like everything is kicking into gear. One of my staple items for the cooler Autumn months are trousers. Inspired by Karen I decided I need to make a second pair of trousers from my Tried-n-True (TNT) pattern, Simplicity 3688 (a reproduction pattern for 1941 trousers, blouse and skirt suit).
You can see my first pair of trousers here and the blouse from this pattern here...
I am wearing my new trousers with my very first me-made garment--a blouse made from a 1943 pattern.
These trousers will fit perfectly in my 'pink meadow' colour palette! The trousers were easy to put together. The high waisted design goes perfectly with 40's styled blouses (those really short ones with pleats on the bottom). I really enjoy this pattern and I hope to make many more this Autumn/Winter.
I am also super excited to have used Gertie's method (from her bombshell dress online class) for putting in a lapped zipper. I really like it and it's great to be able to watch the video at any time (don't know why but I always forget how to do it!)
I'm super happy with these trousers and I hope to get lots of wear out of them this Autumn. It's a pretty lightweight fabric so I'll probably have to wear tights or thermals under them--but then I think they'll work lovely for spring as well.
What do you think? Do you have any TNT pattterns that you hope to make up this season?