Whew! Look, I'm sewing!!! I have been into the sewing room very little over the past month or so but I do have a very clean basement and freezer. Plus we are trying something new - eating at home (picture me cringing out of guilt). We were out and about a lot this summer and it took me a bit of effort to remember how this crew eats... Don't tell anybody, ok? That I didn't plant a garden this year and that we ate a lot of pizza and deep fried fish? Just, it'll be our little secret.
I have been itching to sew some new clothes for myself, though. And, late-to-the-party as usual, I noticed that Selfish Sewing Week: Fall Edition starts tomorrow. These guys were almost finished except for the zipper and sitting on my sewing table just waiting to be buttoned up.
"Will it Sew" is a concept that Meg of Elsie Marley is dealing with over on the Kids Clothes Week Facebook page. "Will it Work" is a concept that the intrepid Tara of Girl Like the Sea often considers while testing new projects and detailing their progress on Instagram. Will it sew? Will it Work? Will it Style? These are all questions that I am perpetually aksing myself in the sewing room. And often, honestly, they keep me from sewing.
These wide leg style trousers from Burda are one of the first real garments that I made for myself, more than five years ago, just after I had my first bebe. I am whole-heartedly committed to the skinny leg trouser trend but I've noticed that Anthropologie and Pinterest users have started touting the wide-leggers again. I decided to give it another go.
I used Robert Kaufman's Chambray with stretch that I got from Treadle. I decided to skip the sailor panel that goes on the front. It was a little too flamboyant for plain old me - the wide legs feel risky enough:)
I used flat felled seams on the front panels and topstitched them. Can you see?
They're super comfy and an excellent fit around the waist and bottom. But I'm not totally sold on the trend. Do you think we're ready for the wide leggers again?