Thank you for the expressions of sympathy in reply to my last post. I appreciate them very much.
Over the weekend I made work trousers. I used my TNT trouser pattern BWOF 4-2009-118, (is it wrong to feel smug about being able to write tried and true about a trousers pattern?) which so far this year has been tracksuit pants with a side zip, cream linen trousers, and pyjama pants. None of these earlier efforts had much in the way of details, which is usually how I like my trousers - inconspicuous.
I put in a bit more effort this time, but hopefully still have inconspicuous trousers. I am trying to embrace the seemingly constant lack of work trousers in my wardrobe by smartening them up a trifle, so I actually fancy sewing some.
Fortunately, I managed to have a few photographs taken of these trousers before I spilt tea all over them whilst eating breakfast this morning. No wonder I am always needing new work trousers!
These trousers are made from vintage fabric I purchased from a lady in her 80's.
The fabric is Lincraft brand wool, with the name woven into the selvage, and is at least 20 years old. It is rather nice fabric, so it is a real pity it is no longer produced.
I used the internal waistband pocket and extended buttoning tab I have described before, as I find this pocket very useful for my mobile phone whilst at work. I am trying to train myself not to keep a pen in this pocket, as leaky pens have been the demise of more than one pair of my work trousers. I am hoping that making the pocket 5cm too short for my pen will assist in this endeavour.
I lined the trousers with cotton batiste, and bound exposed seams. This sort of secret inside sewing almost makes me enjoy work trousers.