The Coolest Bang on Trend Trousers!!

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8 Hours

I'm so excited to share this make with you and although its not my quickest make, I'm so happy and they were worth the effort!!

The fabric itself is the darkest navy blue, with the subtlest stripes in a myriad of colours. The weight is perfect for trousers, or a skirt, or dress. In fact, if my husband had his way it would have been a jacket for him instead of Jackie trousers for me!! Ha-ha as if “evil laugh!”

Now, I always tell you to pre-wash your fabric, and this was no exception, as soon as it arrived, I popped it through the washing machine on a quick wash at 30 degrees and line dried it.

I made the size 12 after a quick toile and although I was technically a size 16, I sized down to just reduce the width of the legs. I managed to pinch a bit from the darts, which allowed me to make the smaller size. The suiting also has a composition of 50% Wool, 47% Polyester, 3% Elastane which will make them not only lovely and warm, but also hard wearing, resistant to creasing and having 10% stretch means they won’t bag out at the knee or the bum!!

Here's the link to the fabric if you'd like to take a look!?

Stretch Woven Wool Suiting Fabric Navy | 1238440 | Minerva

I definitely think they have a real vintage vibe, maybe a nod to the fashion of the 1940’s land girls or even 1980’s Northern soul!

Here's the link to the pattern if you'd like to check it out!!

Jackie Trousers Sewing Pattern – By Hand London

You should also check out some of their other patterns while you are there, they are so cool!!

I've had the By hand London Jackie pattern for a while and I'm so pleased I finally made them, and I definitely think I'll make them again!!

After cutting out all the pattern pieces I started by sewing the seam between the back legs.

Here you can see that I've pinned the two back pieces together where they meet over the bottom, I then just opened them out flat to check I was happy with the alignment of the stripes! Yes I am a bit of a perfectionist. Once I was happy I stitched them together!!

Then after stitching the backs together I quickly stitched the side seams and pinned the pleats in place. This was an important step to get the fit just right. As you can tweak the size of the pleats to get a great fit.

You can see the next step here I've stitched the pleats with the sewing machine and now my trousers are ready for the waistband!

Just the hem to go and we can style those bad boys up!!

Cool and smart, I feel so stylish dressed like this ready for anything, from a business meeting to lunch out at a nice restaurant!!

Or what about this? Coffee with the pals or taking the kids to the park??

Suggested materials:
  • Stretch suiting 2.5m   (
  • By Hand London Jackie trouser Pattern   (By Hand London)

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