I used a vogue pattern and the trousers are quite fitted which was a first for me. Usually I go for baggy clothes to sew that have plenty of gathers of pleats which makes fitting easier. All was reasonably simple until I got to the crotch and the zip. That stage required a few unpicking sessions to break through it but I made it out the other end.
I did make it a bit more difficult for myself by using a strong and clear striped fabric. My pattern matching is far from perfect and I found myself thinking of May and Patrick on the Sewing Bee when I spotted my errors. If there was a camera in my sewing room it would have been zooming in on my mis-matching but luckily for me there isn't and overall the mistakes don't look to glaringly obvious.
|A bit of under stitching|
I really enjoyed following a pattern again although it did take me a little while to get into it. I have become so used to making things up myself that I had to remind myself to slow down and do things step by step.
I really like the fit and I am glad I added the extra fabric for the flare - it just gives them a little something extra and especially with the purple!
So what do you think?
I love the shape and love the fact I can add or take away from the flare. I also haven't had a pair of trousers that fits me so well in a long time. Do share your trouser makes below!