TATB Safiya Trousers


Can you believe I made these Tilly and the Buttons
Safiya Trousers in May 2020 and have only just gotten round to sharing them? They're more than a year old now and I made them three whole months before the dungarees version I blogged about here

The pattern is one of six featured in the Make it Simple book and it certainly is quick and easy to sew up. It has an elasticated waist with flat front, which is the perfect combo for a smarter look, as well as pockets and a relaxed culotte-like fit. 

If I remember correctly, I made a straight size 4 and shortened the length by 2-3cm. It's pretty spot on, but one thing I don't love about the design, is that the elasticated part of the waistband starts at the side front. On me, this adds volume to an area of my body which has enough natural volume already, so if I make another pair I'll start the elastic further back.

I endearingly refer to these as my clown pants because the print is pretty out there, even for me. It's a mystery vintage polyester fabric I picked up in Cyprus, with a satin-finish, subtle ribbed texture and a bit of stretch. Surprisingly though, they actually go with loads of things in my wardrobe thanks to their multicoloured nature.

Minor niggles aside, they're comfy, smart and fun...what's not to like really?


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