I love the print of this fabric; dark blue floral print against a deep plummy purple. I bought it about a year ago on a whim from Fabricland in Brighton; it's a scuba knit and is thick and spongy. The trousers feel surprisingly lovely when on!
I really liked the fabric but because of the fabric content (polyester) I wouldn't want to wear it as a top or dress as it would be too sweaty, so it was destined to be either skirt or trousers.
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|From the back|
After making my muslin (simplicity 1314) I knew I had to raise the centre back andI used the slash and spread method to add room to the back of my trouser pattern. Very easy to do and worked a treat.
I am really pleased with how these turned out and would ideally like another pair. I have the most delicious wool and viscose knit from Ditto fabrics that I had earmarked for more trousers. It is almost black on the right side, but I prefer the wrong side as its a gorgeous mix of light grey and white in an almost twill effect.
But now I am deliberating as the fabric is so yummy and would make a lovely dress too. Decisions decisions!