Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Polka Dot Trousers Conundrum

Hey guys!
I have been having a little internal dilemma for a few months now, and that is whether or not I can pull off polka dot trousers. The fabric I have is navy with small white dots on, since I got it all I can think of is trousers, trousers, trousers! I worry that it would be too faddy, or silly on a bigger figure as opposed to the more slender wear anything and look good brigade.
So I did a bit of Pinterest searching and found a few inspiration pics - 

So I guess this is the kind of look I'm going for, wide leg, or, if the fabric will hold it, a kick flare style. I will have to some how check to see if it can hold it, but I have no similar weight fabric for a muslin, and am reluctant to just go for it! Maybe I could just cut a wide leg and try pinning it into shape? Any suggestions would be most welcome!

I still have no idea if they will look silly, or if I will just feel uncomfortable in them, I try to rationalise it by telling myself that I wear patterned skirts, so patterned trousers shouldn't be too much of a difference!
Anyone else got any polka dot/ patterned trousers? If so, or even if not, were you reluctant to wear trousers that weren't plain?

P.S. Just noticed that this is my 100th post! Took long enough to get here ha ha!


Claire said...

Ooh, congrats on the 100th post! I have the same problem but with coloured trousers. There is something about them which I love but then I can't bear to wear them. I need to work on that!

It might be worth wrapping the fabric around you a while and see how you feel. I often do that with fabric I'm unsure of.

Lucy said...

Thank you - and hopefully it is a shorter journey to 200!
I have to say I am not one for coloured trousers, well outside of a black/grey/navy area anyway! I have decided to make the trousers anyway, having scored a half price simplicity 2700 amazing fit pattern. I am treating it as a wearable muslin, so if I don't like them, I can at least have gotten all my fit issues sorted for the next pair (which I might actually buy some new fabric for, rather than a curtain that is so old it says "st Michaels" instead of M&S on the label!). I will try your tip of wrapping round fabric for future projects, I hadn't thought to do that :)