Thursday, 5 March 2015

Twisted trousers, a test for Titchy Threads

Hey you out there! Today I get to show you my new love, the twisted trousers!  Ever since Laura showed her back to kindergarten outfit with the twisted trousers I've been waiting (a little impatiently) for the pattern to come out. So when that tester call got out I jumped at the opportunity (it's always a pleasure testing for Laura).

I ended up making two test trousers size 2 in the proces while Laura was finetuning the fit. Since I love them both this post will be a little heavy on the pictures, you're warned. The blue pair was the first testing round and the green pair the second. You can see that the final green pair is a bit slimmer and the backpockets better proportioned.

twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes


The trousers I made are reversible  (the pattern does provide for a non reversible finish as well) and I really love that full lining, it makes the pants so comfy to wear. Plus it feels a bit like magic when you get to that step in the instructions that you turn the pants right side out and everything is in its place.

twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes

The pattern also provides options for front and backpockets, piping and a drawstring. The piping and drawstring are the perfect items to make the trousers "pop" by using a fun contrasting colour. Using piping also makes the twisted seams stand out more. The side seams of the pants twist to the front and the inseams twist to the back.

twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes


twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
I used a linen/cotton mix as main fabric (two upcycled pants from my stash). The lining is a white flannel for the blue pants and an orange lining fabric (really slippery) for the green one.

twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes


twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
As in all the Titchy Threads patterns, the steps are well explained with lots of pictures. The instructions also come with a cheat sheet for the more advanced levels and a good measurements table and tips for adjusting sizes, so you can make your kids the exact size they need. Oh and let's not forget the possibility of printing just the size layer you need, love that! The pattern is released today and available here in the Titchy Threads shop. When you buy the twisted trousers you can get the twisted tanktop for half off. There's also a 25% discount on all the patterns for those of you who sign up for the Titchy Threads Newsletter. This discount runs till March 11th.

twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
twisted trousers (pattern titchy threads) - huisje boompje boefjes
My third pair is already on the cutting table, so stay tuned for more twisted trouser goodness!






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