The ‘Going Green’ Trousers | Debi Fry
Total Cost: ~£10.50
I seriously cannot believe this week marks the beginning of Autumn (for those of us in the northern hemisphere). Where has the time gone? I really love Autumn–especially September and October. It always feels like everything is kicking into gear. One of my staple items for the cooler Autumn months are trousers. For this week's challenge, I decided to revisit a Tried-n-True (TNT) pattern, Simplicity 3688 (a reproduction pattern for 1941 trousers, blouse and skirt suit). I've made the trousers and the blouse already from this pattern.
I am wearing my new trousers with my very first me-made garment–a blouse made from a 1943 pattern. Both of these colours fit in with my Autumn colour palette. I used the colourlovers website that Sarai from Colette patterns suggested.
I actually have three colour palettes (giggle). I just couldn't decide which I liked best–so I'm going to use all these colours and create three different streams for my sewing! The first one is greens and pinks. These are often associated with Spring but I think these would look lovely for Autumn as well!
If you've been following my sewing for awhile, you know that cerise or a hotter shade of pink is a bit of a staple.
Image sources: 1. Teal colour palette–my own creation, 2. me-made 'Mrs Peacock' outfit, 3. Ness Dotty jacket in 'Crush', 4. Gucci 2011 RTW collection, 5. Gucci 2011 RTW collection (I LOVE the colours in this collection), 6. Alexander McQueen 2006 collection, 7. Ness 'Northern Lights' tartan, 8. Chocolate and wine colour palette–my own creation.
My next set of colours incorporates teal–a colour I hope to be sewing a lot of this Autumn. I want to use my 'Mrs Peacock' teal tweed skirt as a basis for several outfits.
My second set of colours is inspired by reds, pinks and chocolate browns. I call this my 'chocolate and wine' colour palette. I love it (almost as I love chocolates and wine)!
These trousers will fit perfectly in my 'pink meadow' colour palette! The trousers were easy to put together. The high waisted design goes perfectly with 40's styled blouses (those really short ones with pleats on the bottom). I really enjoy this pattern and I hope to make many more this Autumn/Winter.
I am also super excited to have used Gertie's method (from her bombshell dress online class) for putting in a lapped zipper. I really like it and it's great to be able to watch the video at any time (don't know why but I always forget how to do it!)
I'm super happy with these trousers and I hope to get lots of wear out of them this Autumn. It's a pretty lightweight fabric so I'll probably have to wear tights or thermals under them–but then I think they'll work lovely for spring as well.
What do you think? Are any of these colours in your sewing plan? Do you have any TNT pattterns that you hope to make up this season?