Hi guys! I’m Elena and I blog over at Randomly Happy, but today I wanted to share my new love of tencel with you over here.
If you haven’t come across tencel yet you literally need to drop what you’re doing and get yourself some. Seriously it’s the softest, most lusciously drapey fabric I’ve ever worked with. Plus it behaves well and is quite robust making it easy to work with and pretty much perfect for any make. See, what I mean?
Fabric of the gods.
Plus, tencel has serious sustainable credentials. It’s made from regenerated wood from eucalyptus trees. So it’s dreamy AND environmentally friendly.
Boom. Microphone down.
I knew I wanted to use some of the denim 6.5 oz tencel to make a pair of relaxed summer trousers. Something easy that I could wear hanging out with friends, on an adventure abroad, or dressed up a scootch for work.
To create the dream relaxed shape I mashed up two of my favourite patterns from True Bias – Hudsons and Emersons – keeping the shape of the Hudsons but using the flat-fronted waistband that comes with the Emersons.
To start with, I followed Kellie’s tutorial on making woven Hudson’s.