I apologise if my refashioning posts are somewhat “safe” at the moment. There’s no show stoppers here I’m afraid. I’m just on a bit of a roll expanding on my wardrobe basics for Autumn! I currently have neither the funds for a shopping spree, nor the time for several “from scratch” sewing projects. So refashioning is my current weapon of choice…:)
These are some trousers that I thrifted for £1 last year. Nice light to medium weight drapey linen mix and really comfy on the waist and hips. I’ve already had a decent amount of wear out of these. So despite the fact that they’re so long that they are now suffering from FHS (Frayed Hem Syndrome 😉 where they have swept the floor behind me as I’ve walked, and the original hook and eye closures have given up the ghost, these trousers still had potential. So I came up with this….
The first thing I did was to add button holes and some buttons from my stash to the waistband. I actually prefer these to the original fastenings, so happy days there.
Then I hacked off the hems and put them on inside out to assess the fit and shape without the distraction of all that fabric pooling around my feet.
Then I pinned out a general shape in the mirror and followed the same process as in my previous post.
I LOVE my new trousers and much like my powder blue ones, I can see these being used in heavy rotation in my winter wardrobe. Even better, I think these will transition perfectly into Spring too. The colour is so versatile. It will tone with the more autumnal colours I have in mind for the next few months but work equally well with pastels and other lighter colours come the Spring. Plus the fabric is light enough to be worn layered with tights (oooh, there’s a debate. Tights under trousers. Yea or Nay??) for the winter and on their own on warmer days.
The last couple of Self Stitched challenges have really got me analysing my wardrobe, how I choose what to sew or buy, and how I put things together. For the first time in my life I’m actually planning my wardrobe ahead of time. Sheesh! Check me out!
What have you been planning and scheming about? Sewing or otherwise! Fess up!