I have mastered tops, dresses and tunics – but have never made anything for my bottom half. This is something I am currently working on and hopefully will, in time, rectify.
But for now the O-hara, from Ralph Pink, are my one pair of me made trousers in a me made wardrobe.
The pattern is beyond simple just a few large cuts of fabric sewn together. What put me off doing this make sooner was the suggestion of getting a ribbed fabric for the waist band and cuffs. I found it hard to find matching rib and fabric in anything I liked, or a material suitable for the make. In realty a good stretch fabric has done the trick and i couldn’t be happier.
So How Did It Sew?
Completed: 27th September
I am glad I chose that fabric as it is also quite light weight and has a bit of movement.
I went over this with my overlocker, when I finally got it, for extra durability. I would only suggest this make for those with an overlocker, due to the stretch needed on trousers.
The waist band is comfortable and suitable for a plus size belly. I have been mainly wearing these around the house just with a vest and chiffon kimono. Its quite a trendy sports luxe look, even paired with my split toe trainers.
I can’t wait for summer as I will wear these all the time. I may venture into the more hippy/boho festival patterned pants next time!