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Paradise Roses

Added Apr 16, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






Another piece of fabric bought at the stitching show at the NEC in Birmingham in March. This was fancied by Daughter no1 as a pair of cropped trousers. It’s a quilting cotton… Anyways, I ran up Burda pattern 7533, which I have used quite a lot now for both daughters.
To make it suitable for a petite person I shortened it in 3 places by 5cm overall, and another 1 at the hem. This is supposed to be an “above ankle” trouser. Poor Daughter No1 had the pants sitting onthe top of her foot! So up it went again, by another 3cm. We kept a very deep hem, because she wants to be able to turn the hem up, and this was there will still be fabric on the rightside to see. I had to take the pants in quite a bit on the side down the legs, I used the 6 (32) and then took in an extra 2cm overall. Skinny minny daughters are tricky to sew for!
The inner waistband was bound with red bias binding, and I use a red zip, just to be contrary. I must admit that despite my initial concern, this fabric looks awesome as trousers, I wish I could remember the name of the shop/stall we got it from!

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 3, 2013, 09.52 PMby Yellowcat

    I’ve found the fabric! just need to start sewin’..nervious!

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    Apr 16, 2013, 11.46 PMby Yellowcat

    thanks so much! I’ll make you know when it will be done ;)

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    Apr 16, 2013, 10.45 PMby Yellowcat

    I can’t find the patter you are talking about, can you linked it or something like this? Thank you!

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    Apr 16, 2013, 07.52 PMby Meg Hardin

    These are stunning, and they fit so well!

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      Apr 16, 2013, 10.48 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks! I have a feeling she’ll want more!

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    Apr 16, 2013, 05.42 PMby Mary Athey

    love these and i’d love to go to a show like that. i was born in birmingham many moons ago and left aged 6 months so i’d love to day i!’ll go and then i can buy gorgeous fabric like yours lol x

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      Apr 16, 2013, 10.49 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thanks! There was a stitching show in London last weekend I think. Check ICHF’s website, they usually run the hobby shows in the UK.

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    Apr 16, 2013, 12.17 PMby Yellowcat

    like it soooo much!! I need this pattern and I should do the same you did, I’m a petite person

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      Apr 16, 2013, 10.50 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thank you! If you do get it, shorten between the waist & hip by 1cm, between the crotch & knee by 2cm, between the knee and hem another 2cm and 1 at the hem. Then, depending on how long or short your legs are, you may or may not need to chop off more at the hem! Good luck! :)

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