High-Waisted, Cropped Wool Trousers

Editor’s note: We’ve long admired the chic clothes made by Nikki of Beauté J’adore, and we were thrilled when she accepted our invitation to be a guest blogger on the Mood Sewing Network. Welcome, Nikki!

With the temperatures now dropping into the 40′s, I can officially say fall is in full gear.  What says fall even more is a pair of high waisted cropped wool trousers.

These trousers were made with this beautiful wool tweed fabric from Mood.  The fabric has a slight stretch to it which made it incredibly easy to cut and sew.  I’ve worked with wool in the past that tends to unravel but this was a true delight.  The selection and quality of wool Mood offers is hands down the best.

High-waisted trousers made from wool tweed from MoodFabrics.com.
The pattern I used to make these trousers were Burda B7250 with many alterations.
High-waisted trousers made from wool tweed from MoodFabrics.com.
Because this fabric is such a dream with a slight stretch, I decided to make these trousers a slim fit as opposed to the baggier look which is what the pattern was designed for.
High-waisted trousers made from wool tweed from MoodFabrics.com.
Because I wanted to line the trousers and due to the slight stretch, I knew lining them with a slightly stretch silk would make them more comfortable and allow the fabric to lay nicer so I used this  Mood silk georgette.
High-waisted trousers made from wool tweed from MoodFabrics.com.
To make these trousers more interesting, I added a high waist and a 6″ metal zipper to the pockets.High-waisted trousers made from wool tweed from MoodFabrics.com.
And tacked the pleats down the front of the trouser creating a faux piping.

I see many wool projects in my future.

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Comments


  • Erica B.
    October 24, 2013

    Fabulous to see you here! Those pants turned out great! And thanks for the recommendation on the stretch georgette.

    • nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Erica :)

  • Ginger
    October 24, 2013

    Welcome! These are fabulous– I seriously love them, and the fit is a dream! Great job, dude!

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Ginger

  • Peter
    October 24, 2013

    Gorgeous pants, Nikki (actually I love the whole outfit) — the fit is fantastic!

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Peter, I’m still trying to figure out a easier way to fit that isn’t so time consuming.

  • Amy
    October 24, 2013

    Gorgeous! Knock out wool pants – and knock out photo shoot to go with them! I love the details in the fit, the pockets, and the styling.

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you so much Amy

  • Lori
    October 24, 2013

    Welcome, Nikki, your pants are fabulous. What a great combination of fabric, pattern and details.

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Lori

  • Alethia
    October 24, 2013

    Congratulations, Nikki

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Alethia

  • Geneva Jones
    October 24, 2013

    I love your out fit. Did you make the blouse as we’ll..if so what pattern and fabric did you use?

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Geneva, I didn’t make the top It’s a vintage Oscar de la Renta Ebay find.

  • Carolyn
    October 24, 2013

    Great job Nikki! I love the metal zippers that you added to the pockets!

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Carolyn

  • MB@YarnUiPhoneApp
    October 24, 2013

    I think die hard sewers know there’s nothing like having silk against the skin when it’s super cold. Nothing. And how many of our friends who wear Rtw clothes have pants that are lined with silk? Virtually none, I’ll bet. They don’t know what they’re missing out on. Now I need to make myself some high-waisted trousers. And get that silk georgette!

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Doesn’t silk make a huge difference! especially georgette the way it drapes under a garment. It’s so yummy!

  • Manju
    October 24, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous trousers and outfit!! Bravo!

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Manju

  • Haylee
    October 24, 2013

    Nikki these are gorgeous! My goodness, I love the metal zippers on the pockets especially. Great job Nikki, it’s fun to see a new face around these parts. :)

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you so much Haylee

  • Sarah Gunn
    October 24, 2013

    Beautiful pants, Nikki! The pocket zippers and tapered legs make for a show stopping garment!

    • Nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Sarah

  • Velosewer
    October 24, 2013

    Those metal zips set your look off nicely.

  • ThisisCarrie
    October 25, 2013

    Fantastic pants! And the zippers? I die. If only I had your great calves, I’d make myself a fair of fitted tweed pants too!

    • nikki
      October 25, 2013

      Thank you Carrie, I promise you my calves aren’t that great lol

  • oonaballoona
    October 25, 2013

    LOVE those gorgeous details!!

  • Lauren
    October 25, 2013

    These are fabulous! You look totally stunning in this style of pants. I love the pocket zippers – totally gonna steal that idea from you ;) haha!

  • Mina
    November 6, 2013

    OMG, these are too cute!

  • Sallie
    November 8, 2013

    Stunning!! Stretch wool?!? Be still my heart…