• Alex

Orangeuse Bruges Trousers


Until a few months ago I hadn't made myself any trousers, thinking that they were just too tricky, fly fronts and all that. However I probably wear trousers and jeans more than dresses and skirts, so I decided that it was about time I faced my fears and got sewing.




I chose the Bruges Trousers from French sewing pattern company Orangeuse because they not only have a high waist, but also a double button waistband so the tummy is well and truly trussed up. The two times I've made them I have used the side strip option, which is sewn into the side seam so you do need to make sure the fit is right before making them. I knocked up a quick toile first, but only had to make a small adjustment at the centre back as I have a deep curve at this point. I found the instructions to be great especially the section explaining the dreaded fly front, which was actually very straightforward and just a matter of following each step.


The black cotton fabric was already in my stash, so who knows where is came from or even how many years I've had it for. For the contrast I used a peach skin fabric, which was also in black although as you can see it looks more grey.



I love them and have worn this pair a lot over the last few weeks as we've been transitioning into Autumn, when the weather gets too cold for bare ankles I'll probably made another pair in something more woolly to wear with boots and thick socks.

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