Thursday, May 23, 2013

champagne gold trousers

I sewed a pair of trousers.
The title of this post may let you imagine something bold and spectacle to wear for certain special occasion, but they're not. I don't have any plan for attending parties, I even don't have a chance to pass by the doors of banquet hall where people dress brightly in the nice outfits. My trousers are for everyday use.

Anyway, I've longed for trousers that have something like thick embroideries, metallic content, laces, sequins, etc... anything with statements in their texture without deep colors for some long time. People might have thought differently though, I was thinking it was a cool idea. Recently I met this lace fabric for my plan that had been incubated for too long and my job was done on it pretty quickly.
 I used a very sparse gold lace fabric layering onto trouser weight cream beige polyester fabric. I treated them as one sheet for making these slightly tapered straight cut trousers. I chose a very clean silhouette for them, to make the specialness of the fabric stand out. Of course I wanted them simple enough to migrate in my quiet life relatively nicely too ;)

I think you can see I really love them. This was probably one of the biggest let-off-steams of my swelling ball of plan for sewing, and I am very glad with that I tried. In my opinion they're less spectacle than I imagined from the raw materials I used. That is rather a bonus.

Maybe I can think that my gold trousers can make any day a special day for me, and they themselves are the occasion (you're suggested to voluntarily laugh at the writer here).



Do you have special plans that you've been secretly incubating in your mind? I have one more.

Happy sewing to you all!!

Love,
yoshimi


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champagne gold trousers
pattern: Cropped tapered pants "Quartz" from Tamanegi-kobo (PDF pattern), shortened quite a lot.
fabric: champagne gold lace and polyester trouser-weight fabric with some stretch, stacked and used (only attached at seams).
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29 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea...lace trousers! I have seen a lot of lace around lately, but not on trousers. A great way to incorporate the special into every day.

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  2. They're beautiful on you and I agree, they look special but not loud or attention-seeking. There's no reason you can't treat every day in your life as a special occasion :)

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  3. What a clever idea. I really love these trousers! And I love the fact that you can wear them everyday.

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  4. Fabulous trousers! They look lovely on you.

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  5. YOur trousers are so beautiful Yoshimi! and I think they will make every day a special day :) And I cannot wait to see your next big project.

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  6. Not laughing here - rather, admiring!

    Brenda

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  7. Lovely Idea And Lovely Fabulous Result Yoshimi! :)

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  8. Awesome trousers! I love that you made them for everyday wear. So cool :)

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  9. These turned out fabulous! Just glam enough to be worn for special occasions, but still able to be worn on a non-special occasion too if you want. :-)

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  10. I love the idea of putting on something that makes any day special. What a magic pair of trousers.

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  11. These pants are so beautiful and look amazing on. Every day is special!

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  12. What fun! I love how they are pretty and brighten your day but are totally practical.

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  13. those trousers are gorgeous and can make any combination of outfit special.

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  14. Wow, these pants are just fabulous. I love them. What a great idea!!!

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  15. They're so beautiful! I'm surprised it's possible to wear gold lace pants as casual (though a very elegant casual). It must feel great to wear them!

    The thing that has been on my mind for a long time is sewing a woollen jacket. Even before I picked up sewing. It will be a while before I make it though, there's so much to learn before I can try.

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  16. So glad to see you back with us again - beautiful trousers - beautifully done. Maureen.

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  17. Your trousers are beautiful Yoshimi. They look elegant and very 'haut couture'. As do all of your clothes.

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  19. These are some lovely pants, Yoshimi.

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  20. They are lovely in a subtle way, while being special as well. Perfect!

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  21. I don't think that there is anything more exciting to read about than an original idea like this. The trousers are pretty and soft looking, yet the style is amazing. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  22. These are the trouser equivalent of a cupboard full of fine china. Far too lovely just to keep for special occasions and should be used every day.

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  23. Wondered how that would look.. and love them!
    Mary in Thailand

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  24. The pants are perfect! They are fancy yet subtle. Very nice for making everyday special. Great job!

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  25. These are gorgeous! I just love the idea of lace trousers, and the gold color is a perfect choice.

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  26. These are fabulous! If I had them I would wear them every day I could. The don't scream look at me they are just quietly beautifully elegant!

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