I made two pairs of trousers last winter and never quite got around to taking proper photos of them, let alone blogging about them, what with the frenzy of book launch posts, then getting sick. So for completeness’ sake, and because they’re both great makes, I wanted to be sure I documented them properly.

First up is the Ruri Sweatpants by Named, which, if you can believe it or not, is a pattern for some high class sweats! They’re pull-on trousers with elastic at the back waist, notched front pockets, and a nice snap detail at the hems. I used some Prym rose gold snaps for some extra bling!

I made these in a super warm fabric from Stoff & Stil on deep discount (long gone, sorry) that’s like a stretchy softshell – brushed interior like a sweatshirting, but a smooth, satin finish on the exterior, and these are SO cosy to wear. The only real photos I got of these were... [read more]