Steel grey cords

Added Oct 31, 2011

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...

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This pleated, tapered style is out of my comfort zone – I haven’t worn pleated trousers since the mid-90s (high school!), and I certainly haven’t worn trousers this roomy in that long, either! The waistband tends to sit a bit low – by no means “low rise”, but somewhere between that and standard trouser rise these days.

I wasn’t so sure about these when I first tried them on, but I’m warming to them more as I wear them to the office and out and about more. It helps that they’re super-warm, too!

Construction-wise, these were very simple the pockets, darts, pleats, and a waistband construction are very much like a million other trousers you can sew (and nick their English instructions from if you wanted to)! In general, I hate the “unfinished” look of turn-ups though (it’s like you miscalculated the length), so I hemmed these at the second fold line and cut off the rest. I really like the diagonal seams on the lower front legs, but I think it’d stand out a bit more in a different fabric.

See way more over at FehrTrade.com!

Material Notes

Steel grey corduroy

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual, Geek, Preppy
Material
Corduroy

Credits

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    Nov 1, 2011, 04.53 PMby carottesauvage

    Gee the whole outfit is impeccable!

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