Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Vogue 8929 ~ Camouflage and Khaki



These trousers have totally restored my sewing mojo! I think I am pretty safe to say that over the past few weeks it was kind of flagging. The few things I have made of late just didn't give me the buzz that I usually get from making something new. And after my lack of interest part way through pjyama making last time, I was starting to get a little worried I was losing it completely!
 NOT SO...
(breathes a sigh of relief)

I love combining fabrics and colours. And when these 2 beauties arrived I just couldn't wait to get stuck in. For the first time in ages I felt excited about making something. Ooooh and that feels soooo good! Yaay...Give a warm welcome back to my sewing mojo....!!


I bought Vogue 8929 as soon as it came out, which could possibly be months and months ago by now? Totally drawn to the detail on these trousers they had colour blocking written all over them. 


I finally got around to buying fabrics a few weeks ago and made View B shown on the pattern envelope made in stripes

And shown here by moi made in Bottle Green Ponte Roma and a Green Camouflage Jersey Print both from Minerva Crafts. I was totally impressed with both these fabrics. They were wonderful to work with.


The pattern called for the main pieces to be cut opposite to the grain line. I'm assuming this was to get the effect with stripes. I cut mine on the straight grain and  used the camouflage as the contrast for the side panels. I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to do the top stitching so I did a practise piece first to see what it looked like. Loved it! So here's a close up of the real deal

and the lower leg... 
The top stitching actually finishes it off rather nicely, me thinks :)

I love everything about these trousers, especially the pockets and the contrast side panels. What a great detail!
For fitting I had to take in about 1" in from the centre front and back seams. I took it from there so I didn't lose any detail from the sides. Taking in the back wasn't as necessary with it being elasticated but I did it as a personal preference so there was less bulk in the waistband.
These sit below waistline and the front waistband is flat. Perfect for someone like me who doesn't like bulk around the middle!


I'm hoping that these won't "bag" on the knees as I can foresee me wearing these loads. I love making jersey dresses but these have matched that pleasure, and these are so much more practical and will get worn a lot more for sure. Even hubby was impressed..... "when did you buy those?" was the opening question.
Compliment accepted! :)



To Read My Full Sewing Pattern Review CLICK HERE

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read :)

Happy Sewing!
Dawn :)x


13 comments:

  1. These are super cute. How did I miss that pattern in the book? Must add to the list now. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy making them also :)x

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  2. They are gorgeous - I love your interpretation. I have the pattern, but I really think you made these very special with the mixing of these two fabrics.

    Like you, I sometimes need to make something different to get the mojo juices flowing in the right direction :). Mind you, I'll bet you are enjoying wearing the P.J's :)

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    1. ha ha yes, Im loving the PJ's! Worn them loads. But yes these trousers we a great pick me up to get the creative juices flowing. I love mixing colours and fabrics. I can see you wearing this pattern, I hope to see it soon :)x

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  3. Glad you have got your sewing mojo back. These look fun. I would never have thought of putting those fabrics with that pattern. As always you inspire me to be more adventurous with my colour choices

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    1. Thanks Tracy! It's what I love about sewing, it makes me try things. I would never have bought these, but sewing makes me adventurous! :)x

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  4. Your pants seems so fun to wear. I love them. You made me smile and miss sewing lately. I hope I will get my energy back soon ...

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    1. Oh Georgia I so hope you get your energy back for sewing also. It is so therapeutic. Lots of luck :) xx

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  5. OMG girl these are FABULOUS- no wonder i missed this pattern yours are way nicer!

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    1. Thanking you kindly! They are pretty fab to wear too...! :)x

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  6. Hi Dawn. I know I have already commented on these pants, but I wanted to pass the "Around the World Blog Hop" onto you! You can see my blog post at http://starsthreads.blogspot.com/2014/10/around-world-blog-hop-stopping-in.html. It's fun and easy - you just answer 4 questions and pass it onto someone else the following week - yours would post on November 3rd. My e-mail is starsthreads at gmail dot com. Please let me know if you accept the baton! Thanks!

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  7. I found you through Star's blog. These pants are great! Marcy Tilton is good at designing fun and interesting pants and yours are a great interpretation!

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    1. Thanks! I love these :)
      Just popped over to your blog; you have some fascinating beautiful makes on there :)x

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