April MAGAM Challenge "Sew Anything" is complete. The post is late, but it's complete 😀. The theme this month was to make absolutely anything so I made 2 things that I really needed..... More trousers and cardigans. There once was a time where I would sew clothes just because I wanted to make them, not so much that I needed them, making my wearable wardrobe quite limited. I'm glad I did this, as I discovered along the way what I did and didn't like, what was practical and what wasn't, and it helped establish a "style" of sorts for me.
The main thing I learned is that I like to be comfy.
And comfy for me means wearing anything with stretch. Over the winter I wear a lot of jersey dresses with tights, but as the seasons transpire, I find I wear stretch jeans and trousers a lot more. I confess that at the moment all my jeans are bought. I do have fabric and pattern to make ginger jeans but I keep putting that off! For work if I am not wearing a skirt, I wear trousers which I made using the Style Arc Elle pattern and bengaline fabric. These trousers (Here) are soooo comfy so I decided to try a pair for my home life in this lovely turquoise stretch denim.
I've just hitched the vest up to show the full trousers but I do feel they need to be worn with a longer top and the slim fitting flat front makes for a good base trouser for almost any top as there is no bulk, like what you get with jeans.
There's not really much to say about the trousers, other than I know these are going to become a wardrobe staple. I don't know why I didn't think of making some for other than work before. Already I have cut out another pair. These make up so quickly and they are a doddle to do.
It may be my third make this year (fifth in total), but it's the first time I have made this in a thinner fabric and it's also only the second time I have made a matching belt. When I make this again (and that is a when, not if!) I will always make a belt to match. I love this top so much more belted. I feel more comfortable this way. The only issue I see is that the belt is pushing up the back from the waist (see below). Yet without the belt, the waistline sits perfectly into mine.
I am going to try and participate as much as I can this year in the MeMadeMay. As some of you know, I work a lot of double shifts at this time of year, so I don't get to wear my own clothes a lot. Today however, was a day at home and I got to wear these for the first time (yaay!) making this also a valid contribution to the MMMay 😀
No Pattern Review link on this one as I somehow think this pattern has been reviewed enough already!
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