When the original Japanese version of She Wears the Pants was released I felt in love with it but never got to buy a copy as I was afraid it would be too difficult for me to sew something without fully understating the patterns instructions.
So has soon as I saw the English version, published by Tuttle Publishing, I hurried to get it. Throughout last year I made View nº04 (Top with Epaulettes) and View nº10 (Pompom Blouse) but the pattern I was really looking forward to sew was…
PATTERN: View nº08 (Sarrouel Trousers) from She wears the Pants. Though I was not sure about the fitting of these Sarrouel Trousers, I found them so stylish and special I had to give them a try. I am still not sure if this is the most flattering pair of shorts I got but I am sure they are fun and different and so, so comfortable to wear. Anyway, I do love the way they fit at the front. I’m just not really sure about the diaper look at the back… I made no major changes to the original pattern but I did skip the belt loops (sometimes I can be so lazy!) and changed the button loop for a regular buttonhole as the loop was not giving the stability I wanted at the waistband.
FABRIC: Striped pink linen from my local shop (Ouro Texteis). I got this linen on a summer sale a couple of years ago and was planning to make a dress with it. Last month I was going through my stash, took a good look at it again and thought it was to girly and pinky for a dress but perfect for these slightly crazy shorts. I am glad I made that decision! I think this linen has the perfect drape for this pattern and I do love the way the stripes are oriented in different ways in the different pattern pieces.
(I don't care about what people might think. :-) I love my Sarrouel Trousers!)