vogue 2925 – denim trousers

by lladybird on December 9, 2011 · 3 comments

in 1970s

i’ve been looking for a pair of trousers like this for a few months now, with no luck. after winning this pattern in a giveaway, i decided to just up & make my own :)

i used vogue 2925, making them up with denim instead of the suggested suiting fabrics. there is minimal top stitching – i didn’t want to make these actual jeans, more like sleek denim trousers. the seams are mock flat-felled and the waistband is faced with cotton. i made very few fitting changes to these – took about 1″ out of the crotch length, 2″ off the leg width, and eliminated the cuffs.

i still have some fitting adjustments to do with my next pair – there are smile wrinkles (ew) and they could benefit from a small full butt adjustment. next time, i would like to make these in denim with a tiny bit of stretch – the denim i used is very stiff and thick, and a little bit of “give” would be nice.

at any rate, i’m very pleased with my pants and i think i will get a lot of wear out of them! what do you think?

denim trousers

denim trousers

denim trousers - flat

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Katherine December 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Adorable. Love this style. Stretchier denim would probably be more comfortable considering the height of the waist.

Apologies that you weren’t able to publish this immediately – apparently I hadn’t bumped you up to the correct permissions after your first post. All fixed now, so you shouldn’t experience any delay in the future.

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Lizzy December 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

You did a very good job, I have never done a pair of trouser ever, I have started but then I do them very bad :(
And I also think in strech denim you will have a better result

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Sølvi December 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

This is such a cute style!

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