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DIY Back to Black

I have to admit, I love a slouchy loose fitting trouser just as much as a pencil skirt or an awesome dress. These trousers made with this Italian wool crepe from Mood Fabrics and lined with a silk blend,  feel absolutely amazing and are very easy to wear.

I used my beloved go to trouser pattern Burda B7250  also seen here.  With the following alterations:

Added 3 1/2 inches to the length
Added a 1/2″ seamed panel down the outside leg
Removed the zipper from the pattern
Added a drawstring elastic to the waist but removed the drawstring (this is a very flexible elastic that works much nicer in tailored items than the normal elastic)
Added  2 waist band belt loops
Added ribbed tight fitting ankle cuffs found here
Added back single welt pockets

The sweater is a reconstruction made from a gorgeous cashmere sweater that once belonged to my husband that thanks to our cat who made a few holes in it, had to retire it to the trash pile or so he thought.  I removed the sleeves, the neck band, waist band and re-cut it using this downloaded Burdastyle pattern with the following alterations:

Added a 1/2″ extended neck band
Removed 2″ from the sleeve length
Added a 4″tapered cuff made with the excess sweater fabric
Added an exposed zipper


Trousers-DIY
Sweater-DIY
Heels- Jean Michel Cazabat
Jacket- Andrew Marc
Clutch-Fendi
Necklaces- YSL and DIY

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