Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Alexandria Trousers for Me

I loved the pair of Alexandria Peg Trousers that I made for my friend Colleen so much that I made a pair for myself!

(Again: overexposed photos to show details. Black fabric + pants = impossible photos)


I used the same basketweave fabric (also used for my Marilyn dress), but switched up my pocket fabric to some spotty rayon challis scraps.


I don't have a ton to say about sewing the Named Alexandria Peg Trousers pattern that I didn't say last time I made them. The pattern is easy to sew and goes together very quickly.


I adore how the pleat forms to cover up the edge of the pocket. Very clever!


As far as fit on me, I am really happy with them. I always worry with loose-fit pants like these that, although I fit in the hip size, the thighs will be like sausage casings on my legs. But that's not the case here... hooray!


The rise is not too low, but not high either. I am still trying to find the optimal place for them to sit on me so the pleats don't make my belly look bigger from the side.


I love how they look from the front and back, though! Nice fit on the bum and they hang well.

I wore them as my travel togs on a weekend getaway and can report that they are the perfect airplane pant.


The length is a little bit strange; it's neither here nor there. I feel like I might shorten them ever so slightly? I can't decide.


I'm still puzzling through what to wear with the Alexandria trousers. Here I've paired them with my Seamwork Akita blouse, which I think works pretty well. I wore them with a t-shirt this past weekend and that worked well, too, for a more casual look. I also like how Colleen styled them with a lightweight sweater... excuse me while I run off to make myself a lightweight sweater!

Another Curvy Pants Month make checked off the list!


13 comments:

  1. Very stylish! I've just made the Sew Over It Carrie pants that are similar style. I'll either wear slightly cropped boxy tee or a tucked in slimmer fitting drapey top.

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    1. Yes! I actually just tried these pants on with the Bento tee and it worked great!! Boxy tee for the win!

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  2. These are great! I always struggle with finding pants that skim the love handles on my thighs (yes, they dropped years and years ago!). And what a great fit you got on the bum. I hear you on the side view of front pleats (I love front pleats) - sometimes I've stitched mine down for a couple inches, which helped. The length is cute! I bet they would be great shorter, as ankle pants, and also longer, so they break on the top of your foot. Overall, though, you really have a winner here! Thks for sharing...

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    1. Stitching down the pleats might work! Thanks for the tip!
      I'm thinking an inch off the bottom might work better, too.

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  3. They look great with that blouse! The length looks good to me too.

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  4. Love these! I just made McCalls 7258 which fit me right out of the envelope (I just added an inch to the back crotch extension). The blouse is awfully pretty...do you mind sharing what kind of fabric it's made from?

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    1. Fabulous- it's always great to have a pant pattern that you know fits you! My blouse is the Seamwork Akita- I think the fabric is a viscose of some sort... you can read more about it here: http://cookinandcraftin.blogspot.com/2015/09/batik-seamwork-akita-blouse.html

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  5. Cute and comfy and dressier than wearing leggings or joggers! You're on a roll!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! I am really happy with them- I like that they can be dressed up or down, but still feel like PJs!

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  6. Très bien! Il doit être confortable et va à toutes les silhouettes! Merci pour ce post. Béné

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  7. Great fitting pants and they look lovely on you. Love the blouse too.

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  8. These look like the perfect comfy warm weather pants, and I'm sure they look amazing paired with dressy and casual tops too!

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