Although my handmade summer wardrobe already contains many handmade items at this point, that doesn’t mean I should stop making, right? And one thing I definitely don’t have enough of, is summer trousers. So I made myself a new pair, and I’ve already been living in them these past weeks. I also modified my cropped Onyx Top, by just adding panels at the hem. I haven’t been wearing crop tops a whole lot, and I just hate to see this bright pink linen go to waste. I used the pattern pieces I still had from my colour-blocked Onyx Top, so it was a simple modification. You can find the tutorial for that here.
I also thought it would be fun to try something new with the trousers: fabric covered elastic cuffs. And for your convenience, I also wrote a tutorial about that! It’s easy to add to any pair of similar trousers. I really like how it gives them a different look. And since we have kind of a wild garden, they don’t get snagged in brambles as much. I used a heavy stretch rayon for this pair, which is not the recommended fabric by the way. But I don’t follow instructions, not even my own! I sized down one size to make it work (this depends on the amount of stretch and didn’t make any other modifications.
I do think I’ll make some more Onyx Tops this summer, I just love those shoulders and the relaxed fit. A wide-legged pair of Ambers is in my near future too, I just need to find the perfect fabric! I’m going to Paris for a few days next week, so I’m sure I’ll find something there. What’s your go-to summer uniform?