Saturday, 23 May 2015

My first Ultimate Trousers...

After a lots and lots of dress makes, I decided to take a leap into trouser making. It has been a long time since I made trousers (my fashion degree), but have never made a pair for myself. I decided to start with a simple pair and the Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers are certainly that! There are 4 different pieces to the pattern:- Front and back legs and front and back facing. 

I decided to make them up in a lovely cotton sateen that has a little bit of stretch in it. The print is a bang on trend floral featuring carnations. Other than that, the only other thing needed is an invisible zip (for the side fastening). 

I was in between sizes, so I blended to a larger size at the hips. The making process was really easy and I had no problems at all. I found the crotch fitted perfectly first time and the top of the trousers sits in a comfortable place, this makes them really wearable! This is my first time using a Sew Over It pattern, so i was super happy that the fit went so well. 

I had a change of heart on how to finish the hem of the trousers. I originally hemmed them using the sewing machine, but the heavy black line made the trousers look cheap. I decided to unpick it and resew it by hand. I'm so much happier with finish. 

These trousers will make a great addition to my summer wardrobe and will match with a lot of the tops that I already own. This is certainly not going to be my last adventure in trouser making, so watch this space!  


  1. They look great. Great choice of print for these stylish trews x
    I have been thinking about making these but the absence of a pocket in trousers freaks me out! Could you add side seam pockets I wonder? Would it interfere with the zip?

    1. Because they're such a slim fit I think that side seam pockets would look lumpy. However you could make an adjustment to a similar pocket set up to the Deer and Doe Chataigne short (I'm making a pair at the moment). You could trace the front pieces from that to have more of a jeans pocket.