I have actually finished my Vogue trousers. But, I can’t show them to you because I don’t have anything to wear with them yet. And I could show them splayed out on my hardwood floor or dangling from a hangar. But, I suspect you all would talk about me (because I would talk about me too). So, in that vein, I’ve started on my second boring, boring basics piece.
I’m making this up in 100% non-stretch white cotton. I thought I wasn’t interested in tuxedo blouses anymore, but I’m seeing loads of gorgeous slim cut tuxedo suits out. To be honest, this isn’t boring. The December BWOF has a gorgeous tux coming.
I thread traced the pleats after marking them with white wax chalk every 2.4 cm (0r ‘a scant 1 inch’). It wasn’t awful. I watched Stylista while doing so. But, should you take on this project, I recommend Sigrid’s tracing wheel method. Doh!
The pink lines are the fold lines. Each gets top stitched 5mm from the edge (or 3/16ths of an inch. It was far easier to suss out 5mm than 3/16th. I hate fractions).
The Norwegian Naval Academy training vessel is in Baltimore this week (they were in Bermuda two weeks ago). I’m very inspired to make something double breasted soon. I clearly have a thing for the military inspired look.