Added Mar 11, 2010
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/
Navy twill with a bit of stretch. Vintage pearl buttons from my stash.
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