Sunday, 19 April 2015

Simplicity #3688 RAF trousers!

Hey all!

I trust you all are having a wonderful weekend! Sun is out in Norway-land, so I have finally snapped a few photos of my rather fabulous swing trousers I made two weeks ago!

Ta-da!!


Ahh! Spring! 




I have had this pattern for nearly two years now, and everytime it turned up on someones blog (looking smokin'), I always told myself to get on with them. Obviously, that repeated itself multiple times, until my Victory jumper was done and I didn't have anything to wear it with. I have also been debating whether high waisted trousers look good or not, but I have decided to stop that.

I almost don't care how they look, because they are the most comfortable pants ever!
I made mine out of heavy linen, they are super soft and has a gorgeous drape. I think I am in love! Needless to say, I *will* make more!







Construction wise, they are super easy to sew. I made them in an afternoon. Fitting them was easy, I just picked my size in the waist and a smaller size in my hips (yes, I'm backwards like that!) and blended the area inbetween when drafting the pieces onto my pattern paper.

But why RAF trousers you ask? Well, I made my twist on them, of course!! This pattern does not include back pockets, but my flat derriere craves them. So I drafted my own, and one thing led to another....
I ended up embroidering RAF wings on the pocket, just because.
I initially planned on having wings on both pockets, but the embroidery is done on machine and my neck nearly fell off after this first one, soooo... One it is.
(If anyone is interested, I can make a tutorial on how I did it.)













I am wearing the trousers with my Smooth Aviator blouse I made over a year ago (and never used...). I hated it everytime I put it on, as I always thought the shoulders looked weird. Now that I have more experience, I can see that it is too wide on the shoulders. The sleeves need to come off, and the seamline needs to be further in towards my neck. Despite that small issue, I love it with these pants, so sometimes one only need to pair things with the right partner. Like life in general really :)









So there it is, finally! My own version of the Simplicity #3688.
Have a lovely week, everyone :)




17 comments:

  1. Absoultely lovely. They do look amazingly comfortable. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Annie! They are just heavenly, especially compared to my rtw jeans :P

      Delete
  2. Love them! I'm doing the same thing - I have the pattern and keep telling myself to make them, and here you are in your fabulous trousers, driving the point home! Even my mother has made these. Thanks for the motivation!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, and you're very welcome ;)

      Delete
  3. My life, are you super human or a robot ! cant keep up with your wonderful makes - I'm so envious i cant sew more for ME - these are so lovely team up perfectly with your blouse great look xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well thank you :) I guess I'm on a roll, enjoy it while it lasts :D

      Delete
  4. I'm the same, I've had these for a year or more and haven't made them up yet even though I have a nice grey gabardine put aside for them - must get to it, yours are an inspiration (I like your pockets and will remember them). Goes great with the blouse ;o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) Yes, make them! It will take you less than a day;)

      Delete
  5. I love wide leg trousers - these are fantastic! The embroidery on the pockets is a really lovely touch. The blouse is a perfect match too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! I must get this blouse fixed, so it can enter my rotation :)

      Delete
  6. That embroidery is Awesome! Did you do it freehand on the machine? I would love a tutorial. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'll do a tutorial, I thought I was rather clever ;)

      Delete
  7. Great job!! Love this pattern!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Anthea! I love it too, so easy :)

      Delete
  8. Oooh I love those pants! They look great and if they are comfortable too, it's a win-win! The pocket is my favorite part. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kristin! I love these pants, and I am making another pair right now :)

      Delete
  9. Du ser smashing ut i dem! Told you so!

    ReplyDelete