Pattern: Named Alexandria Peg Trousers from The ‘Ticket’ Collection
Looking in my wardrobe lately I have noticed that I have a heap of me made dresses but not a lot of me made basics or garments that I wear day to day / week to week. It’s great to know that I have something nice to wear that I have made when the time comes to get a little bit fancy, but when it comes to day to day wear I am still stuck in mostly store bought garments.
In an effort to change this I decided to make the Named Clothing Alexandria Peg Trousers in Art Gallery Fabrics Denim Studio Denim – Vice Versa.
This was a great decision! I completed them just before we went for a small break to Tweed Heads and this was the best bit about them, they are the perfect plane pants!
Actually they are the perfect everyday pant. They have some shape with the tapered peg leg and pleat front waist and pockets so they are stylish and you can dress them up as much as you want or wear them as casually as you want all the while feeling comfortable especially with a sneaky elastic waist.
I’ve used Art Gallery Fabrics denim before and was familiar with how amazing it is. It is so soft to touch and washes so well. With two toddlers I am lucky to get through the day without getting my pants dirty so these have been through the wash many times and have stood up to the test.
The white and light blue triangle print on the fabric is subtle enough to mix with other prints but also looks great with a solid colour top too.
The pattern and instructions were easy to read and understand and I’d forgotten how easy it is to sew pants and wasn’t sure why I had been hesitant to do so.
This pattern and fabric combo definitely ticked all the boxes for what Ii was looking for. A pair of pants that were stylish and functional and definitely puts a change in the day to day wardrobe of mine that is generally cheap jeans and leggings.
I’m still finding it hard to choose patterns that are more practical for my day to day life instead of making all the pretty dresses but it certainly pays off. I have literally worn these pants at least once a week since making them.
I absolutely can’t wait to make the track short version when the weather starts getting a bit warmer.