Black slim trousers

One of my work colleagues has the most amazing pair of white, textured, slim 7/8 trousers with a small split hem. I have coveted them for a while. When I stumbled upon this black textured, pant weight poly at Pitt Trading, I knew I could try to replicate my friend’s pants.

Well – I tried my hardest, but hers still look must more stylish than mine. Perhaps it’s the fact that she is taller and much younger (read: more fashionable) than I am.

Regardless these are good, simple work pants. To achieve this look, I mashed the rise of my Burda jeans with the leg of Jacques and the front of my Thurlows. In my typical gung-ho fashion, I simply laid all three patterns over each other and cut the seam line that I wanted to replicate. For the most part this worked, though I did try on and fit them throughout construction.

To achieve a streamlined fit, like my colleague’s trousers, I eliminated all pockets. I also tried to iron a fold into the leg, but this is not holding very well. Any tips for helping this fold line stay would be greatly appreciated!

I am relatively pleased with these. After wearing them today, they have bagged out a little, so I think I’ll add belt loops and possibly slim the leg a little.

More sewing should hopefully follow tomorrow. I’m now catching up on my term 1 holiday projects.

Happy hump day!