Janne Robberstad

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By spotogspindel | June 7, 2016

My linen/wool trousers are finished. I traced the pattern from a pair of silk trousers I got in Denmark a couple of years ago, that I really like. They do look a bit silly on this bust, way too small around the waist, so I pinched in a bundle in the back. I think they actually look better on me.


There is very little fabric wasted in this pattern, almost all of it is folded and sewn down. The remnants that were left, I´ve used for other small parts like the waist-band.


I added a couple of metal-beads just because… for good luck maybe. Although I am not superstitious. The buttons are made from sea-shells.


At the bottom of the foot, which is quite wide, I´ve made an opening with a button and a draw-string that can be tided.

And while I´m at it, why not throw in the jacket in raw silk. I made this a few years ago, for Miss Saigon. The lining is linen, and the main fabric is raw-silkm that is usually discarded because of it´s brittle quality. It´s unbleached, and thereby very sustainable: a cast-away product, and few chemicals used.


I like the Asian way of tying clothes, instead of using zippers.


So, these are the basics for my exam tomorrow. Right now it´s looking very… muesli! Come back tomorrow and you´ll see how I´ve dressed them 😉

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