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Black and White Stuff

If you have this pattern I’m guessing you bought it for the shirt.

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I haven’t made the shirt but I’ve got my money’s worth from the trousers! The pants are classic straight, slightly tapered leg with a side invisible zip, no waistband or pockets.

First I made red ones….. rejects from SWAP, but a colourful addition to my wardrobe nevertheless.

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Front fly zip and added front welt pockets. Shortened to ankle length made in red/coral denim.

 

Then black wool challis – lovely fabric, absolutely lovely. Fine as silk, soft as cotton, drape like crepe and perfectly wearable in temperatures of 20 Celsius.

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This pair are nearly as per the pattern: apart from welted, angled front pockets and shortened to ankle length. Lined with black china silk. Worn with  McCalls M6078 in abstract patterned jersey.

 

Then white dressy ones…..

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DSCN4117DSCN4119This time I inserted a front fly and pockets in the side seams (which gape). Lined with white china silk – you really have to line white trousers! I kept the length for this pair. Worn with Centre for Pattern Design’s MV Bias Top in tiny polka dot poly satin. Are white trousers naff?

 

Then black and white ones.

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DSCN4102DSCN4105Abstract patterned cotton, straight front welt pockets and my first exposed zip – except this one is at the back and isn’t very flattering. Shortened to above ankle for summer time lounging and relaxing. Worn with RTW white woven cotton T.

Money shots?

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Acknowledgments: Black and white is inspired by Margy of Fool for Fabric. 

For fun my students sometimes ask me really hard questions like, “What’s better – Superman or Spiderman? Hippo or elephant? Salt n vinegar or Cheese n onion?” You know, sort of funny, yet philosophically challenging questions because I have to justify my answer. So…..

What’s better – colour or black and white?