Sewing the Parasol trousers (Ensemble Patterns)
So happy with my Parasol shorts, I directly begun … a denim version of the Parasol pants! 2 in a row! Well, of course, since I finished it, I’ve been able to wear it only twice and now it’s too hot …
|Orchid x Parasol (dress, jumpsuit, shorts & trousers) pattern||Ensemble Patterns (19€ – rentabilisé)||1||0 €|
|Denim Selvedge||Bennytex||2 m||14 €|
|Swimmers poplin (remnants – Katia Fabrics)||Rascol||0,2 m||0 €|
|Zip||Fil 2000||1||0,50 €|
The Parasol trousers pattern
Regarding the pattern, I don’t have much more to say than in my article on the shorts … so I will not drool. Have a look at the article on the Parasol shorts to learn more.
This is the picture of the girl soooo happy to have sewn jeans … well not jeans jeans with 5 pockets and all the stuff, but very comfortable denim pants!
The Parasol trousers are a wide legs pants, “palazzo” style that I’ve always loved to wear. And what’s great is that wide trousers are furiously fashionable right now.
I have my style and I always end up getting caught up in fashion, like a clock that is right twice a day.
Coudre le pantalon Parasol
I sewed exactly the same size, with felled seams topstiched in a yellow thick thread. I had better to sew them perfectly (and we will see later that I failed …).
My Janome S5 did not sewed too badly with the topstitching and multiple layers of denim, even if I ended up sewing the belt loops by hand …
I happily sewn the pockets in the wrong way too. While I know I had checked on the diagrams. I remember it positively.
But I still failed and I noticed it only after sewing all the felled seams ever so carefully.
I must confess that I didn’t even consider to unpick! Too bad.
I also chose the same printed cotton as for the Parasol shorts for the waist facing and the fly’s flip-flap (I do not remember the proper name).
For the latter, it is an mistake. I have a small shift of 4-5 mm on the alignment of both side at the waist. With a denom flip-flap, it wouldn’t show. There, well it shows 🙁
Otherwise, the proposed finish for the waist facing is a bias binding, as can be seen in the photo below. Very clean.
My little fantasy: a notch in the middle back with crossed belt loops.
Dernier mot sur mon 1er jean Parasol
Without saying that I’m yearning for colder weather (no kidding!), I’m happy to have a nice denim pants waiting for me in my closet for the fall.
It’s been some time that I don’t really fit in my jeans, and I really mourned jeans to grab easily in the morning for a casual look.
I highly recommend this pattern of great quality and with a specificity that we do not find elsewhere: the seams in front & back instead of sides. No seams rubbing on the hips o /