Another blog post in the same week?! I am surprised too but I did something fun this weekend and really wanted to document it, hence this bog post!
Crew Trousers! I tested this pattern a few months ago but never actually took pictures because I was waiting to make a Fringe top to go with it. It took me all this time to realize that, that is a very silly thing to do. I have multiple tops and blouses that will go with the pants and don’t need to make another one just to pair with it. This weekend, I tried out a few tops with these trousers and really love all the outfits that resulted. I have never done this sorta post before so I am really excited to show you my different outfits all paired with the Crew trousers.
But first the pants. The fabric is a Viscose linen noil from Harts Fabric in wine color. The fabric is soft and breathable with lots of drape and texture and overall amazing to sew with and even amazing to wear. Based on my measurements and size recommendations, I sewed up a size 2 shortened by 5″ in total length. I removed 2.5″ at each lengthen/shorten line. I shortened the back rise slightly by about 1/2″. These fit adjustments were just enough to get a perfect fit. I have recently put on some weight so the waistband is a bit more snugger than I’d like 🙂
First up is the Vienna Tank from Itch to Stitch made in a lovely bamboo knit with a cotton eyelet yoke. I realize that so many details of this pretty tank are lost in these pictures but I blogged about it here if you want to see clearer pictures of this tank. I really love this outfit and feel comfortable wearing it although I don’t wear heels on a regular basis. This outfit is definitely something I’d pull out when I want to look nice.
About this next outfit, I’ll start by saying that Crew Trousers paired with the Cheyenne tunic from Hey June is a clear winner in my husband’s eyes.
This paisley print lawn was a gift from Minerva last year that I used to make a Cheyenne shirt complete with collar, cuffs and button tabs. It’s one of my favorite hand made items. I love wearing it and I love how it makes me feel. This outfit also feels a lot like me!
And lastly, I paired my trousers with the Page Hoodie. I haven’t blogged about it but you can see some pictures of my hoodie here. It’s made in a polka dot Ponte that I purchased from Amazon. It is a medium weight knit with good weight, recovery and a great drape as well. It is not thick like sweatshirt fleece so maybe not the ideal choice for cold weather clothing but it’s perfect for spring weather and maybe chilly summer evenings. I love that I was able to make matching hoodies for my daughter and myself.
This hoodie is view A that based on my measurements, I made a size 2 and slightly increased the length in the bodice by 1/2” and removed 2” from sleeve length.
I have worn my Page Hoodie a lot with high waisted jeans but this pairing is definitely new to me. The wine color and polka dots really appeal to me. The only reason I thought to pair them together is because, one of the pictures in the Crew trousers listing has the model wearing a cropped hoodie with the trousers and it looks really cool. Now ‘cool’ is not a word I’d ever use to describe me or my style, but I’m so pleased I tried it because this outfit wins in the ‘lounge in comfort and style’ department no? I’ll let you decide but here are some more pictures. Tell me is there a pairing you prefer over the others?
Happy Sewing friends!
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