I was not only attracted by the photos, but by the description: “Uniquely Extraverted Coco Trousers: The 1920’s were an awe-inspiring era, and now you can bring a bit of retro-chic into your wardrobe with these stylish Coco trousers. They’re ideal for adding a bit of extra length to legs, thanks to the high waist, whilst the loose hip fit is perfect at enhancing silhouettes and creating a flattering figure line”. How could I resist (apart from the fact that we have a misplaced apostrophe in the pluralised form of 1920!)?
I loved the idea of the high waist, and really wanted the flattering figure line, so I finally got around to making them and chose a 100% lightweight cotton that happened to have started life as a duvet/doona cover! This is the third pair that I have made, and I went down a size each time. I think I’ve got the size right now.
I wore them to my pattern making class, and Sarah frowned a bit and immediately set to with pins, so I figured that the fit wasn’t too amazing and I’m sure that in a week or so I will have a completely revamped pattern, so this may not be the last time you see me in Coco trousers.
There are several things that I like about this pattern, but the pockets are really cool and I can’t keep my hands out of them. There is an extra triangle at the pocket opening that looks like this. Excuse the photo, I had to take the trousers off to show the pocket.
The other thing I’ve made is the top and this was a pattern that I created. All on my own. This was a small piece of bamboo knit that I had in my scrap box and, having watched Sarah create a pattern for this top, I figured I could do something similar.
It might have been better if I’d made it a smidge bigger in the bust, but it’s still wearable and I really like it. Tee shirts with grown on sleeves appeal to me, and I find them easy to wear and layer with a jumper, cardigan or jacket.
The Coco Trousers are stylish and well fitting – for most people. They are really easy to make, and the instructions are excellent, I shall be making more.