Republique du Chiffon pantalon Alphonse

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Well, these look nice don’t they ? I saw a pair somewhere on Pinterest and immediately went to The Republique du Chiffon website to check them out. I found the pattern BUT it appears to only be available in French. So what ? I’ve watched every episode of Cousu Main (the French equivalent of the Great British sewing Bee) at least twice and I’m sure I must have picked up some french sewing terms and there’s always Google translate ! What could go wrong ?

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So, these are a trouser inspired by masculine clothing, loose fitting due to the front pleats with a mid rise. Oh…and pockets, beautiful side pockets.

I decided to make these from a wheaty/grey mid weight drapey pure linen that I bought last year from ditto fabrics. Such lovely fabric !

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The instructions actually aren’t that hard to follow even in French and there are clear diagrams to follow. The Cousu Main programmes came in handy, especially when it came to the ‘Braguette’ (Fly front).

The pockets are fitted so cleverly and neatly into the side seams and are a very good size.

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Another detail I really like is that the belt loops are incorporated into the waistband construction which makes them a thing of beauty in their own right.

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I know, I know, that belt loop isn’t exactly lined up with the seam. I did unpick it and re-place it, promise. But it’s still a really neat finish.

The finished fit of these is very similar to an Oxford Bag trouser. The size I made which fitted at the waist and hip is very wide in the leg and I did lengthen them to  a full length rather than a capri.

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Sexy ? Non ! Confortable ? Mais oui !

 

 

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5 Responses to Republique du Chiffon pantalon Alphonse

  1. Lovely! And – sexy is more about attitude than what you wear, isn’t it?

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