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Friday, 17 May 2013

Palazzo Trousers

I've been watching Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries on tv recently and fell completely in love with her clothes - they are gorgeous.  I thought I would be able to make myself a pair of palazzo trousers quite easily from a 1970s pattern.  I did make some in flannelette first and they looked just what I wanted and made great pyjama trousers.  Anyway, I bought some black and white polka dot fabric that is quite flimsy and drapes well.  I made the trousers and for some reason they turned out a lot smaller than the flannelette ones.  Why, I do not know.  It was impossible to squeeze into them as the fabric was too flimsy for a lot of tugging and pulling and frayed at the seams.  I ended up inserting a wider piece over the hip area that I reinforced with some cotton fabric.  They fit now but I have to disguise the join by wearing a long tunic top with them...
Also, the seams are a bit puckered.  I will use cotton tape on the seams when I make something with this type of fabric in future.  I did use the cotton tape on the hems and it worked great.  If I make a top with this fabric I'll line it.  I don't really know what the fabric is, probably some sort of polyester/rayon, not sure.


Peggy said...

Hi Ann,, how are you ,still sewing up a storm I see!
I read down some posts and I see i got an honourable mention, my comments may have went AWOL because I have been having Blogger problems for some time trying to leave comments on some blogs!
The top & pants are really nice they have a lovely drape to them.

Anonymous said...

nicely done and because you're a seamstress you know what to do when something doesn't turn out exactly the way you wanted! I always like palazzo trousers!