In today’s edition of the Nita Trousers sewalong we are talking fabric and supplies. I have some great (eco friendly!) fabric suggestions for your Nitas, and I’ll share all the supplies you will need to complete the Nita Trousers.
The Nita Trousers look great in light to medium weight bottom appropriate fabrics. You want a fabric with a bit of movement that isn’t too heavy. The pattern is pretty versatile, but I would stay away from anything super stiff or heavy like denim. Wool suitings would be great if you wanted something more fall/winter appropriate. You really can’t go too light with these pants, as long as the fabric is opaque. And don’t be afraid to try out some prints!
Linen, viscose or rayon twill, silk noil, chambray, cotton wax print, and ikat are just a few fabrics that would be great with this pattern.
Here are some great eco conscious recommendations from some of my favorite fabric shops:
- This bright orange deadstock linen would be so fun to style.
- Ikat fabrics look super boho-chic in a trouser. I love this one from Fibers to Fabrics.
- My pink Nita’s are in a viscose linen slub from Blackbird Fabrics, I also really love this penny color way.
- Stripes would be so sophisticated on a Nita Trouser. I love this navy and white pinstripe from D&H.
- I’ve got a pleat-less hack coming up in this exact washed linen from style maker fabrics. It is dead stock and sooooo dreamy!
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- Sewing machine
- Scissors &/or rotary cutter (I like this one)
- Pattern weights
- Woven interfacing
- 7-9” Regular zipper – coil or plastic
- 1” Button
- 1/2” Button (optional for back pocket)
- Zipper Foot
- Loop turner (optional)
That covers all the fabric and supplies needed for constructing the Nita Trousers.
To get ready for tomorrow, check the finished measurements, make any adjustments you already know you will need, and whip up a muslin (skip the welt pocket and full fly) and do a test fitting.
Some videos that could be helpful to you in the next steps:
I will cover possible adjustments needed based on the muslin fitting in tomorrows post!