This was a quick project which I have really enjoyed making. I thought it would be fun to make something a bit outside my comfort zone and different from my usual style.
I had high hopes for these flowery Ultimate Trousers (Pattern by Sew Over It) and they didn’t disappoint.
I decided to adapt these to a high waisted version using this tutorial. I found Lisa Comfort’s instructions really detailed and simple to follow. Just a side note – I have been really enjoying the Sew Over It Youtube videos lately, if you haven’t already checked them out have a look.
I followed Lisa’s advice and made a toile of the original pattern to check the fit before I made the high waist adjustment.
My fit modifications of the original trousers were minor, I just added 5cm to the length of the hem to account for my height. I then followed the instructions in the tutorial (mentioned above) to raise the waistline to my natural waist and drew a pattern piece for the waistband.
The fabric I chose was from Sew Over It’s online store. I really love their fabrics, I buy from them a lot and am yet to be disappointed. I wish I’d bought more of this material as I think it would make a lovely shirt dress.
I am really happy with these trousers. It’s a style I have always loved, but I have never found suitable ready to wear versions. They were always far too short for me in the leg and the body, but drafting the high waist from your own measurements means you get the perfect length for your torso, which is far more flattering and comfortable.
We took these photos early this morning, so now I am off for a day of relaxing. My plan is to make homemade pizza, go for a walk and do some more knitting. I’ve recently started knitting my first handmade garment and I am really enjoying the process. I’m planning to make a very chunky cardigan. I bought some beautiful wool from Jamieson’s called Mirrie Dancers (Shetland term for the Northern Lights), it’s a dark navy colour with flecks of various other colours which are only visible in the light. It will be interesting to see how it goes as I have no idea what I am doing, but I find knitting really relaxing.
I recently found your blog and I really like your style and your makes. These trousers look beautiful! This fabric was a great choice. I also love the Sew Over It Youtube videos, they are very inspirational. I have not tried Sew Over It patterns yet, but I like the look of their Ultimate Shift Dress. Do you recommend it for a beginner as a first dress pattern? How did you find the fit?
I recently found your blog and I really like your style and your makes. These trousers look beautiful! This fabric was a great choice. I also love Sew Over It Youtube videos, they are very inspirational. I have not tried Sew Over It patterns yet, but I like the look of their Ultimate Shift Dress. Do you recommend it for a beginner as the first dress pattern? How did you find the fit?
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Thank you Tatiana! You should definitely try Sew Over It patterns. I would recommend the Ultimate Shift Dress for a beginner as it was one of the first dress patterns I made and it was relatively simple to sew. I find with all Sew Over It patterns that they are very close fitting, so I always make a toile first to check the fit or size up if I am in doubt about which size to go for. Hope that helps. So glad you are enjoying reading my blog 🙂