Sew Over It Ultimate trousers

An autumn pair of ultimate stretchy trousers

Sew Over It Ultimate trousers in stretch cotton. My take on this classic pattern including details on how you can get the perfect fit with pants | Randomly Happy

Guys, I am so obsessed with this pattern. I may need an intervention.

I used to have a full-on phobia of sewing trousers, but I’m now 100% converted to the joy of making your own. I even fitted a muslin (say what?) – but more on that another day.

Sew Over It Ultimate trousers in stretch cotton. My take on this classic pattern including details on how you can get the perfect fit with pants | Randomly Happy

Heck, I’m already hunting for my next fabric – maybe in a burgundy twill.

What do you think?

Something to wear this fall – something for kicking leaves and drinking my body weight in pumpkin lattes.

sew over it ultimate stretchy trousers

So, I know trousers are intimidating (I managed to sew for years and years and avoided them like the plague) but this pattern is a pretty forgiving introduction to the whole wild world of trousers.

I used the Sew Over It Ultimate Trouser pattern that I first flirted with a few weeks ago.

sew over it ultimate stretchy trousers

I made a few alterations using this ah-mazingly helpful post onΒ common trouser alterations.

For the main fabric I used a tobacco coloured stretch cotton that I bought while I’m here in Italy visiting my folks with the bambino.

sew over it ultimate stretchy trousers

It’s super comfy, but I’ll be honest, it was a bit maddening to work with. The fitting took forever – though that could be me and not the fabric.

A good workman doesn’t blame her tools, right?

sew over it ultimate stretchy trousers

To balance out all that brown I went with some sweet floral cotton that I found in my mamma’s stash. I’m a bit worried it’s all come out a bit too 70s, but I sorta kinda like it.

So there you have it. Nothing but full on trouser love. Are you in?

  1. Reply
    Madalynne

    I think you did a great job! would love to see this in a burgundy!

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    clarindakaleidoscope.com

    I am SO in I am going to the Ultimate Trousers workshop at Sew Over It HQ on Saturday – fingers crossed mine fit as well as yours!

  3. Reply
    Rebecca

    I am so afraid to make my own pants! But these look easy enough… and it would be so much easier than trying to find pants to fit my super long legs! love!

  4. Reply
    Nikki Banham-Hall

    These look lovely! See you soon.

    Nikki x
    Bead It and Weep

  5. Reply
    Nikki Banham-Hall

    These look great.
    Hopefully see you soon.
    Nikki x
    Bead It and Weep

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    Helen // Grosgrain Green

    I've yet to make trousers, but from what I've read about them, these really do seem to be the perfect pair! I might have a go after all!

  7. Reply
    Jane

    They're lovely, and a great fit too. I've just made my first air of Ultimate Trousers and agree – they're easy peasy! x
    PS. I have the same shoes as you!

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    Sara

    These are so great! I love the brown colourβ€”that's such a nice brown, and it's very "in style" right now. I also love the little bit of floral. I just came across your blog and I'm definitely following it now! Your makes are so nice!

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