It seems like no matter how many separates I make, I always seem to need more in my wardrobe. I feel like I do a pretty good job at sewing what I actually wear, but each morning when I go to get dressed for the office, I still end up reaching for the same few pairs of jeans and trousers, so I wanted to shake things up a bit and sew something outside my comfort zone that would still be useful and acceptable to wear to work.

You may recall a certain trouser pattern from this Fashion Style issue (the French translation of KnipMode) I blogged about a few months ago (you can also buy the individual pattern as a pdf here, btw):

I had bought some olive stretch twill at Stoff & Stil when I was in Oslo last month, but it doesn’t seem to be available on their UK website unfortunately. I bought it with the intention of making myself a pair of trousers that... [read more]