Thursday, April 3, 2014

Skinny Trouser Jeans!

After my Thurlow binge last year, I've not needed to add to my trouser collection. Unfortunately, I'm kinda sick of wearing my Thurlows now. I'm still wearing my denim ones, but I'm not feeling the love for the others.
While I love wearing skinny jeans, I don't want to become a teacher that wears jeans all the time. Step in these awesome, new look work trousers - skinny trouser jeans! Just like jeans, only more trousery! Confused? Yeah, they are just skinny jeans that are not made out of denim.
I'm super pleased with these new trouser skinny jeans. I love the fabric and the fit is surprisingly spot on.
While I was really interested in trying the Jalie jeans pattern, I struggled to find it locally, so went back to the Burda jeans pattern that I had used before Burda No.127 8/2009.
Clearly I skinny-fied the legs from my original makes from this pattern. This was done in a very technical manner whereby I laid an existing pair of skinnies over the top and hacked at my pattern. And as I had lost the back yoke piece, I just substituted it for the Grainline moss skirt yoke. Gosh I'm a hack!
To check the fit of the jeans, I basted the side seams and curve, tried them on and modified where needed before resewing and top stitching. It was a bit of a backwards sew project and certainly a hack make, but they have turned out so well.
The fabric is a stretch bottom weight fabric that I picked up from Pitt Trading. I think it may be a Cue remnant. It is very firm and I'm pretty sure the stretch is only mechanical, but still it's a fabulous fabric. The colour is just awesome too. If you hold it to black it looks deep inky navy, but if you hold it to true navy, it looks deep purple. I don't know what this colour is called but I love it!

More of these trouser skinnies shall follow for sure!

Pattern: Burda No.127 8/2009, traced from library and used before = Free
Fabric: 1m Cue remnant from Pitt Trading $5
Thread: $3.15
Zipper $1
Button: $1??
Total:  10.15 - BARGAIN!!


  1. These look fantastic! Great work!

  2. Fantastic hack! :) Love them!!

  3. They look great! So good you got them out of 1m of fabric! Must have been nice and wide :)

  4. they look fantastic and what a great bargain. even better ;)

  5. Great Jeans. Even better that they were a bargain! I am thinking pants myself at the moment but sadly lacking inspiration.

  6. Perfect for the upgoing cooler weather, they fit you well ... J

  7. Fantastic fit and the colour looks great!

  8. Lovely! And really quite smart. And it was something as simple as fabric choice which takes them from casual to classroom! Another great make :)

  9. Great idea - all the comfort of jeans without the students even realising - and a great fit too!

  10. I'd like to recommend the Iconic patterns Jess Jeans to you. Lena is currently hosting a sew-along. I have to admit the fit is fantastic for me, but I've made a straight leg rather than the skinny, cos I have solid calves!
    iconic is a local Sydney brand too!

  11. They look awesome! I need some trousers like this for work.

  12. THese look great! Love them.

  13. I love these! The fabric was such a bargain, and I'm with you on the colour, it's gorgeous, perfect for going into winter.


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