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/wooly trousers

Added Jan 22, 2011

by emily-marie

Bellingham, Wash...






I have a serious lack of dress pants, so these have been in the works for while.
A pretty good fit. I ended up not taking the waist in to give it a little bit of a paper bag-y look, because unlined skintight wool gabardine is so not an excellent idea. I would definitely go down a size if I were using a cotton twill, but I thought the gab draped nicely and slouch-ily in this size.

also blogged here

Material Notes

navy wool gabardine




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Sep 10, 2011, 01.06 PMby redviv

    I always love your projects and style!

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      Sep 13, 2011, 08.01 PMby emily-marie

      thanks sooo much!

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    Jul 5, 2011, 02.56 AMby kidcaella

    wow yours look great! i am about to try this pattern myself and also thought about the paper bag look with a thinner fabric, what did you mean by not taking in the waist? is it just cinched by your belt?

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      Jul 9, 2011, 04.13 PMby emily-marie

      Yep, I just cinched them with the belt. You could try doing the pleating differently to not have to rely on a belt so much, but I admittedly got lazy & ended up just liking the fit as is :) Can’t wait to see yours! ( you got me thinking… how good would these be as shorts?!)

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    Feb 16, 2011, 07.07 AMby baka-pepica

    Really cool and modern!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 06.55 AMby lauriana

    Very nice. I think a trouser shape like this looks best with a bit of drape to it, so I absolutely agree with your styling choice.

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    Jan 23, 2011, 08.16 AMby lclausewitz

    Very nice! Try wearing it with a light-brown leather belt—it’d look even more chic.

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    Jan 22, 2011, 03.58 PMby hollycornish

    These are really nice, I like the fit and well styled too!

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    Jan 22, 2011, 11.51 AMby peaudane

    Great pants, and I love you outfit!

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