Using my trusty Thurlow trouser pattern, which I’ve modified again, and a helovalotta patience, I have finally reached the finish line with my version.
I’m not sure what happened to the front leg area. Perhaps they are too tight. Perhaps the fabric distorted after working it so much. Perhaps the bias knee panels have shifted during construction. I don’t know, but it ain’t great – boo! They are also a little too big around the front fly area.
Regardless they are finished and I think still mostly wearable. I’m hoping after a wash or two something may change, but if not, it was a fun experiment in drafting, thinking, cutting, thinking, measuring, thinking, unpicking, thinking, ironing, ironing and ironing and finally finishing!
In hindsight, I also think it might have been better to modify a jeans pattern, rather than a trouser pattern.
The fabric was a remnant from the Remnant Warehouse. It’s some type of stretch ticking and it was great to work with. I have enough left for a skirt, so it may crop up again in summer.
The flat photos here show more of the detail in the pants.
Look at that seam matching! And those faux welts – perfect!!
In this photo you can see the finished edging and bias knee panels.
This is the construction photo, showing how the panels were fixed to the pant fronts. They were not stitched down until the overall fit was checked. Once basting was removed, they were trimmed, ironed to within an inch of their existence and topstitched down – phew!
So there, one more project ticked off my list and for the record another has hit the bin!
This is my Burda Crossover Blazer 06/2012 #121 which made it out of my sewing room long enough to be photographed before hitting the bin. Fabric too drapey, fit a little off and just not sitting right – boo!
More projects to come. I just photographed a few more to share.
Pattern: Sewaholic Thurlow – used before = Free
Fabric: 2.8m Stretch ticking remnant from The Remnant Warehouse = $22.40
Hook, button, interfacing: $2?