The Sun Sets Over Brooklyn: Sewing Pattern Review!

When you sew your own wardrobe, it is even more important to know that each piece will be worn often, and will serve us from season to season. If there is one pattern that I loved to create, it’s the Brooklyn trousers. I sewed it in several materials, and it is always a pleasure to put on these beautiful palazzo pants, elegant and yet easy to match with other everyday clothes.

For sunny days, I have a preference towards my cotton satin Sable (Sand) version: its bright beige goes so easily with summer colour palettes, and because of the touch of elastane it is extremely comfortable and a joy to wear! That is why I didn’t waste any time in showing it to you in the Fauve Romance collection shoot.

Both timeless and standout

The Brooklyn trouser sewing pattern is set apart by its wide, straight cut, slightly high waist and well-defined hips. The leg blossoms from the small hips, for a lengthening, very flattering cut. I'm 1m63 tall and while I often wear them with high heels to accentuate the endless leg effect, I also really like Brooklyn with flats, in trainers chic and relaxed.
What really sets this piece apart is its Italian pockets and its very beautiful set of stitched pleats at the waist: the pleats are secured by a seam so they will not accentuate the tummy, and they provide the ease necessary for the wide cut of the leg. At the back, the pattern is supported by a double dart, in order to fit the arch of the back, and faux patch pockets which flatter the bum ;)

Find here the free video tutorial to discover all the steps of assembling the Brooklyn sewing pattern.

Bellini and Brooklyn, the right mix

The Bellini blouse sewing pattern is a real gem: with its shoulder and back pleats, it has the right amount of sophistication without technical difficulties. I'm wearing it here in a blouse version, which is also included in your sewing pattern (it’s even quicker to sew ;)). Sewn in our new Sunrise jacquard voile, Bellini is sublime. This very pretty fabric (made in France) is a joy to sew and wear: the jacquard patterns are in a colour palette that evokes a radiant sunset, it is very soft and light therefore ultra-pleasant for summer (not too transparent so perfect for small tops and blouses).
The red, pink and orange colours of the blouse fabric combine perfectly with those of the cotton satin trousers, I love this outfit photographed in the late afternoon light.

I couldn’t wait to wear them with my beautiful Louboutin sandals, which I admit instantly elevate any outfit... I'm ready to enjoy a cocktail by the sea hehe!

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