Tag Archives for trousers

Trews and Frock

Older readers might remember my Trouser Quest last year, to find the perfect trouser pattern.  For me that pattern is New Look 6713, recommended by and borrowed from my neighbour.  After fitting and altering the basic pattern, I have made this pattern three … Continue reading

01. August 2014 by Rebecca
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Hot Flush

As we head ever closer to the Yuletide festival that cheered our ancestors through the long dark winter, the peaches and apricots are ripening in backyards across Melbourne. We have had our first flushes of heat and in the scrabble … Continue reading

08. December 2013 by Rebecca
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Trouser Quest…Episode IV: A New Hope?

Here is the fabric I bought for the next test of New Look 6713. It is an olive pinwale corduroy with NO stretch. On sale and with enough for patch pockets, it only cost AUD $11.00! Amazing…and for trousers that … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by Rebecca
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Trouser Quest…is the end nigh?

As regular readers would know, I embarked on a Trouser Quest some time ago. It was a quest to find the perfect trouser pattern, one that fitted properly, was superbly comfortable and could be made again and again and again. … Continue reading

09. June 2013 by Rebecca
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Trouser Quest…another small step

Finally, I traced off my friend’s perfect trouser pattern.  According to the measurements on the back of the pack, I was a size 10 in the hips, a 12 at the waist and 6 in the rise.  So that is … Continue reading

03. May 2013 by Rebecca
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Trouser Quest: Thinking

I have not forgotten my Quest for the Perfect Trousers.  I have been thinking and talking and reading.  Apparently there are lots of ways to draft a trouser block.  Who knew? Which method to choose? I have an old drafting … Continue reading

21. March 2013 by Rebecca
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The Beginning of the Trouser Quest

I agree with children’s author Sally Rippen when she says that the new year really begins in February.  The kids are back at school, kinder and playgroup start.  Life is transformed from the languid daze of summer to the predictable … Continue reading

10. February 2013 by Rebecca
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A fine pair of trousers are finished

I am done! Hems are sewn. The belt has a buckle.  All the fastenings are attached.  And I love my new trousers.  Here they are. Disclaimer: Although this is a vintage style pattern, I make no claims for authentic construction. … Continue reading

12. September 2012 by Rebecca
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A fine pair of trousers

This is the first post. Let us begin as if you and I have always been here. I will tell you about a fine pair of trousers I am making. This is the first thing I have sewn for myself … Continue reading

03. September 2012 by Rebecca
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