Here I am, Miss Broken Record, with my *sixth* garment made with a Named Clothing pattern! (When you like a certain pattern company, well, I guess you like a certain pattern company.) What I thought I *didn’t* like, however, was this style of trouser. These are the Alexandria Peg Trousers from Named. But Naomi from Spare Room Style / @nommyjoybubble on Instagram suggested them to me. And when someone whose style you so admire suggests something would work well for you, well, you throw out all your doubts and just go for it.
So glad I did! These are crazy comfortable, fit well, and are just kinda the perfect casual pants. I made them with Robert Kaufmann Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Blend (55% linen, 45% cotton) in the colourway ‘peacock’.
I think the thing that made me suspicious of the style was the pleats at the front. I thought that the elastic waistband + front pleats would = dowdy. Happy to be proven wrong on that count.
Last week was Fashion Revolution week, marking the sixth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza, killing OVER A THOUSAND garment workers. The folks at Fashion Revolution want us to ask “Who Made My Clothes?” in an effort to get people to think more about where fast fashion comes from, and whose lives are at risk so we can satisfy our craving for ever more cheap and of-the-moment clothing. I’ve written about this issue before (complete with a picture of me in 1987 wearing a gaudy acrylic sweater that I paid a bomb for at the time!)
Back to the Alexandria Trousers. One small detail I really like is how one of the pleats overlaps the opening of the pocket…can you tell in the photo below? A minor thing, but I appreciate minor yet thoughtful design details.
I’m wearing the trousers with a sweater I knit with cotton yarn made from recycled denim. More details about that sweater are here in this post from last Me-Made May.
Can’t leave you without a cat photobomb:
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