To make them really stand out I decided to put them on an all grey outfit. It was a real struggle to find matching grey fabrics because I couldn't use the same fabric for the sweater and the pants.
For the sketch I'm using copic markers on markerpaper. I always have my fabric and things near me because that often inspires me.
The pattern for the sweater is quite basic. The fabric is made of a thick neoprene. For the cuffs I used a red cotton.
The fabric of the pants is a thin wool fabric. I wasn't planning on using wool but it was the only fabric I could find in this colour. The pants will have a zipper in the front. For the back I will be making a jetted pocket.
I used a basic trousers block for this pattern. I made the leg about 5cm above the ankle. I lowered the waistline 5 cm because otherwise it would be a high-waisted pants. And I didn't want that.. I added the zipper fly, a waistband and a jetted pocket, which I will explain below. I also added a little bit of space in the center of the front, because I want a seam there.
I added space in the pattern by folding a little line in the paper. This is the easy way of doing this. Ofcourse you could also move the block a bit while drawing the pattern but the result is the same. After tracing the block just open the fold and you've got yourself a seam.
It's better to first add stuff to fabric before sewing the pattern pieces together. This is also the case for pockets. So, here I'm pinning the applications in place and then sewing the edges. The applications are ironable but it's allways a good idea to sew them on because you don't want to lose them..
To make the cuff I first measure my wrist. I don't have to keep in mind that my hand needs to get through because the fabric I'm using for the cuff is very flexible and I want it to really fit my wrist tight (don't want it hanging in my coffee). To make sure the fabrics get nicely and even together I first sew in a loose thread (upper thread on lowest position) without backstitching. Now I can pull this thread on both sides which will wrinkle the fabric. Then I pin and sew the cuff onto it. Make sure to remove the loose thread in the end.