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Ruby Sailor Trousers!

Added Mar 11, 2010

by zozowahine

Brighton, United...






I’m know I’m not the first to make the Ruby shorts pattern into full trousers, and if anyone is tempted Ito try, ’d recommend it. It was easy to do, I just traced the shorts pieces and drafted on longer legs. The shape of the shorts pattern kind of makes wide legged trousers the only option without a fair bit of re-drafting, but that was the look I was after as I had a sailor vibe in mind.

I made them as I didn’t have enough trousers options to see me through my Me-Made-March challenge in which I am only wearing clothing I have made myself (excluding bras, socks and tights). These trousers have more or less become my jeans replacement.

More on these trousers and other biz on my blog: http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Navy twill with a bit of stretch. Vintage pearl buttons from my stash.




Garment Type

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  • Cali_large

    Mar 24, 2010, 08.25 PMby threadsquare

    These are great! I am not into shorts, but I am so into sailor pants. My fav trousers ever were Navy-issue, complete with the sailor’s name written onto the tag. Totally wore them out and left them behind on a year abroad. I am definitely going to have to make these!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 11.54 PMby Dani Restercher

    so gorgeous! They’re amazing! I love them! Might do the same thing they’re soo nice

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    Mar 12, 2010, 10.31 AMby janetheclerk

    i love the buttons at the side look, and yes, infinitely easier than messing around with a fly. i’m aiming to make some 1950s swing pants, which have a similar look to them.

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    • Madmen_me_large

      Mar 12, 2010, 12.04 PMby zozowahine

      Oooh, please send me the link to your swing pants when you make them so that they don’t pass me by!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 08.56 AMby janul

    Love these!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 12.18 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    wow what an ambitious commitment to wear only self-made clothing!!! once again, i love what you’ve made. i’d live in these and your jeggings if i could only muster up the time and skill to make some for myself!!!

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    • Madmen_me_large

      Mar 12, 2010, 09.03 AMby zozowahine

      Thanks so much for your comment. Funnily enough, I more or less AM living in these and my jeggings! The Ruby shorts/trousers was a relatively quick project as you don’t have to mess around with a fly front, I recommend it a lot. All the best

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    Mar 12, 2010, 12.05 AMby wzrdreams

    Love it. I love everything nautical…. especially now that spring is around the corner. I think this is a fabulous twist on a darling BS pattern. Good job.

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    Mar 11, 2010, 10.37 PMby hyunjoo

    Very nice job! I will have to give this pattern a shot!

    I love the material and buttons!

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