My week in trousers

Anyone keeping up with my instagram exploits will know that this week is One Week One Pattern, and that I have chosen to clothe myself exclusively in Ultimate Trousers from Sew Over It. I’ve got two pairs now, one in navy and one in black, and I am pondering whether I can conjure up a third pair in grey…

To keep track of my #OWOP adventures, I rustled up a handy self-updating image gallery. Check back for all the latest snaps of me wearing trousers on instagram! Oh yes.

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The fit on these trousers is not quite there yet. I think my upper body is too long for the pattern, as the waistband sits 3 inches below my natural waist rather than the advertised 2. Which means that when I sit down I am in definite danger of pants flashing. All of my styling choices for this week have involved long tops…

So I ran up a muslin with an increased crotch depth, but this didn’t fix the problem. I’ll try boosting the crotch length for my next muslin, and if that doesn’t work I’ll try to fashion a waistband out of the facing to make up the distance! And of course if anyone has any helpful suggestions for alterations, please let me know.

I’ve not had a lot of time for sewing this week so far, so instead I’ve been browsing through interior design books and have started a new crochet project. I am also yearning for an IKEA kitchen island cutting table ala Tilly and the Buttons! I love my little sewing space very much, but the desk height isn’t quite right for my back. Chris and I are thinking of moving house next year, and top of my wish list is a big light airy sewing space with room for a cutting table. And room for my wishful thinking, obvs.

What do you think?