Added May 30, 2009
London, United K...
I made these trousers as part of my summer 2009 collection – I have never had a pair of trousers like this before and how easy are they to make!?!?! – Now I am glad I have them in my collection. This is not a new idea (it was just new to me) as you will see with my related creations that I found on Burdastyle: kleurenvanger wrapping pants and there are sewing patterns and readymade versions you can buy on line and in stores – for me it is a very good excuse to go fabric shopping, not that I really need an excuse and to see how many ways it can be worn.
The trousers are made from 3 meters of fabric to give a full coverage although this can be altered and made with less fabric. The ties are attached to the top edge where the original waist band would be sewn with ties at the end.
The pattern comes from a book called Creative Dressing by Kaori O’Connor printed in 1980 and the Janina8087 can be modified by not keeping the pockets and zip to make these trousers. The design of these trousers can vary in the length and the width of the side leg wrap part of the of the trouser.
I have worn the trousers in the dress style and the playsuit version, I usually way a strapless black top underneath the to give me more coverage around the sides and pin the front wrap over – due to wrap over gaps in the fabric you may need 2 small safety pins to hold certain areas in place, other than that it usually holds fine. What I really like is the comfort and cool factor …… oh my I am getting old – Comfort and Cool in the same sentence !!!!! Bring it on!
I am thinking festivals, gigs, clubbing, holidays, I wish I had theses with me in St Lucia; I have worn them to work as the trousers they were fine.
For those who sew have a go for those who don’t and fancy a try – do!