In the dim and distant past the clover by colette pattern along with suitable material was one of the first patterns I bought (I also bought the moneta + material - which currently remains unmade!). I think it was my fear of sewing trousers that stopped me from having a go myself. I needed a project for last terms sewing group and thought that this one would be a good choice. I enjoy going to the sewing group and always learn lots, I come back all fired up and ready to sew more of my chosen project - but for some reason I never do any 'homework' and always work on other projects instead. I had a great deal of help with the fit and the finished garment is so far removed from the pattern I don't think I could make it again without fitting help. I basted, tried on, re-basted, and repeated the process so many times. The fabric has quite a bit of stretch and I wanted a close fit so I think that is why it ended up being taken in so much.
Due to my lack of work on the project at home I ended the term not even having attached the waistband and without the invisible zip inserted (which is the one stage I really knew I would need help with). I was determined to finish the trousers so armed with various you tube videos and web posts as well as a dressmaking book I embarked on my first invisible zip insertion. I think it would have been fairly simple if only my £6.99 invisible zipper foot had been even remotely functional!! - Lesson learnt - you get what you pay for (I have now ordered the proper invisible zipper foot for my machine). With many expletives, sweating brow and some hand sewing later I have inserted a functional zip - which sadly is a) not invisible and b) a bit bumpy! - mind you when I asked my daughter to get a shot of it she did say 'what zip?'! I guess the pattern of the trousers hides it a bit!
The fit is not perfect and I think think they could do with being a teensey bit shorter - but they are one of the most comfortable pairs of trousers I own!
And there are tiny pockets!
I do love a good pocket........
Photobombed by my youngest!!
I think a cropped pair will soon be in order considering all of this sunshine we are having!!
I hope everyone had a great Easter!
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