An image from Pinterest can haunt you. Like these pants. Geeky, classic, masculine, cute.
Neither such pants, nor such a fabric could I find in the area or online… until my local
pusher fabric shop Fairy Taylors had a very similar satin cotton with a bit of stretch! Perfect!
I’ve been having major fitting issues with my sewing projects lately, which is why I haven’t finished nor posted much, am still in endless fitting loops for several garments (Burda dress, Lekala dress) The reason is partly because I’m getting more skilled and thus critical, but partly because the patterns seem to follow another size principle compared to RTW (I rarely have weird fitting issues with RTW, why am I sewing you might rightly ask!). So rather than butcher this lovely fabric with yet another ill-fitting pattern, I butchered a stained pair of H&M trousers and used that as a pattern instead. Fit guaranteed. No muslins, also no endless fittings and unpicking and resowing and pins stuck in the flesh…
I proudly took them shopping to Leuven…
I wore them with my husbands discarded shirt, blue and white checks all over!
Sooo the big question: do I dare go back to sewing from patterns? I could just buy clothes and use them as patterns… it would not even be much more expensive! Yet my sustainable fibre is blocking me, it just feels wrong.