Following on from last week’s post of the Me-Made-May18 trousers, I’ve finished the second pair and finally fulfilled my pledge.
These are a different draft to last week’s close fitting trousers (Aldrich’s basic trouser draft, if you follow these things).
These are wide legged trousers with a high waistline, patch pockets and a button fly. Other details are double belt loops, a wide hem and plenty of topstitching.
A button fly is simple: just leave the zip out of a regular fly front. I added a strip of interfacing inside the fly shield to give an extra layer of support to the buttons.
The fabric has been maturing in my collection for at least a decade. It’s a stretch woven (guessing nylon/cotton/spandex?) bought from Pitt Trading while on holidays in Sydney. It’s not a very forgiving fabric to sew but comfortable enough to wear. I’m thinking of making another pair in wool.