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 since my children were born, so I have a fair amount of hope and desire invested in these trousers. I had intentions of drafting a pattern from my own measurements, but with only snippets of time available, I settled on a pattern. And what a pattern it is. Even the name is exciting: Smooth Sailing – Mid 1930s Sports Togs from Wearing History. Who wouldn’t want some sports togs! What I like about these trousers is that they are a classic high waisted wide leg trouser, based on a vintage style but redrafted for a modern tastes (a higher crotch for example).
I chose some fabric, a lovely light wool blend from the classically named Darn Cheap Fabrics in Heidelberg.
Made a toile. Fitted it and adjusted it.
Redrafted the paper pattern and pinned it out.
All finished bar the finishing! Just hems, belt and clasp to go.