The Great British Sewing Bee series 3 has seen the contestants facing some difficult tasks, but cast your mind back to the very first episode and the very first challenge - cotton trousers! One of our lovely bloggers Jo decided to tackle this challenge herself, with fantastic results. She's created the perfect Spring/Summer look. Over to Jo!

GBSB trousers

So did you like the trousers in episode one of The Great British Sewing Bee? 

White tree fabrics sent me this gorgeous Liberty print called Wiltshire which is a cotton lawn ideal for lightweight summer trousers.

I saw a free pattern attached to Sew home & Style magazine in the March issue and it looked quite perfect. The whole magazine was great actually. My lovely neighbour bought me the February one for my birthday and I was lured into getting the following edition.


They don't have a waistband, I used bias binding on the top of mine. 

There is an invisible zip on the side so the front is smooth.

So get out to a newsagents/supermarket, grab the magazine and free pattern, dust off your machine and choose your favourite Liberty print.