Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wide Leg Wool Pants

I finished my pants, about which I am fairly happy. I wish I had had a bit more fabric and the pattern had pockets. What is the point of loose pants with no pockets? Stealing away my slouching fun!
Mr. Burns
 I thought I looked Mr. Burns in this picture and I was right! Picture from here.

This is my wool fabric up close and they are lined with a cheap poly lining from Jo-Ann in off-white.
They took 4-5 hours because lining things makes me annoyed, so I procrastinate and work more slowly.
 For notions I used a beige zipper from my Drawer of Zippers and Buttons.
 Yeah, I know my right crease is very off center. Whoops. Now, I rarely wear heels so I hemmed these for flats. See, the perfect length!
I had to make a lot of changes to this to get it to fit. I shortened the leg an inch, but then had to cut off another inch. The sides were wayyy to wide, so I took them in almost an inch on the inner and outer leg. The waist was outrageously high- as in, past my natural waist before the 3 inch waistband was added. I cut that down and re-fit the waistband so they are more semi-low-rise.

I doubt I will make this pattern again. I will find a better one with pockets, or I will trace off my favorite pants and try to copy them.

4 comments:

  1. Nice job, I love your choice of fabric and the fit is perfect. I like them with flats the best you're right they are a better length with the flats. You are able to sew things so fast even when you procastinate, I'm impressed!

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  2. They look great from here, and seem to fit really well. I love the fabric you went with, and good on you, lining them! What pattern did you use? I'm psyching myself up to making trousers, myself, and I admire your attempts at them. :)

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  3. Very nice fitting pants. Like your fabric choice.

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